UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SANTOS VS WALKER also known as UFC Vegas 38 aired live in Asia on Sunday, October 3 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The fast-paced event saw finishes in half of the bouts, capped off by surprising performance in the main event.
A pivotal light heavyweight contenders’ bout between #5 Thiago Santos and #10 Johnny Walker saw two flamboyant strikers turn into calculated tacticians. Santos' southpaw combinations pressured Walker into kicking from range. Santos landed the harder shots throughout five rounds and it earned him the win on the scorecards. Santos said, "There are a lot of people crying right now... because they know what I went through. I fight every single day to be here. Keep believing in your dreams. Mom, I send you a big hug and kiss."
In the co-main event at middleweight, Kyle Daukaus was employing his wrestling against #14 Kevin Holland when an unfortunate clash of heads hastened the end. Holland was knocked down, and Daukaus was able to get a finishing rear-naked choke because of it. The stoppage was video reviewed, and referee Dan Miragliotta declared it a No Contest.
In a card peppered with KOs, the highlight reel commendation goes out to Douglas Silva De Andrade who opened the event by taking out Gaetano Pirrello in midair with a left hook in the first round. Then Alexander Hernandez opened the main card by knocking out Octagon freshman and late notice stand-in Mike Breeden in the first round.
You can see the complete results from the event below:
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT:
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