Former light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos will throw down against fast-rising 205-pound knockout artist Jamahal Hill in UFC Vegas 59’s main event on ESPN and ESPN+ TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERS COLLIDE! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns home to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Aug. 6, 2022, with a thrilling Light Heavyweight contender bout that will see No. 6-ranked Thiago Santos take on No. 10-seeded Jamahal Hill. In UFC Vegas 59’s co-main event, No. 6-ranked Welterweight contender, Vicente Luque, will lock horns with No. 13-seeded contender, Geoff Neal, in a pivotal match up. Also on the card, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 30 Finale matches are set as Mohammed Usman and Zac Pauga battle at Heavyweight and Brogan Walker and Juliana Miller face off at Flyweight with UFC contracts on the line.

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Santos (22-10) took then-champion Jon Jones to the limit at the UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in summer 2019, falling to “Bones” by way of close split decision. Since then, the 38 year-old Brazilian is just 1-3 and coming off a decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Vegas 50 last March.

As for Hill (10-1, 1 NC), who turned 31 just a few weeks back, he managed to rebound from a first-round loss to Paul Craig at UFC 263 in June 2021 to capture back-to-back knockout victories over Jimmy Crute and Johnny Walker. “Sweet Dreams” is currently ranked four spots below Santos at No. 10.

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