The top ten light heavyweights are looking to get closer to a championship opportunity.
Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill are bidding one step closer to light heavyweight title gold on Saturday when they meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Since failing to win the 205-pound title from Jon Jones in a close fight at UFC 239, Santos has been unlucky, losing three of his last four. These losses include former light heavyweight champion Glover Texeira and fellow title contenders Aleksandar Rakić and Magomed Ankalaev. Between those setbacks, there was a decisive win over contender Johnny Walker.
Meanwhile, Hill is a former contestant on the Dana White Contender series. During his UFC run, Hill is 4-1 with one uncontested. Three of those wins have come by stoppage.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill.
What is the UFC Fight Night date, start time?
Date: Saturday August 6
Main board: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST
Main Event Cage Rides (approx): 12:30 a.m. ET/ 5:30 a.m. BST
The main card is set to kick off at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST with the main event cage rides scheduled for 12:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. BST. These times could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What channel/stream is UFC Fight Night?
WE: ESPN, ESPN+
UK: BT Sports
ESPN and ESPN+ will broadcast the fight in the US, while BT Sport is where UK fans can watch the event.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
The fight will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Review and biography of Thiago Santos
Born: January 7, 1984
Height: 6′ 2″
Total fights: 32
File and biography of Jamahal Hill
Born: May 19, 1991
Height: 6′ 4″
Total fights: 12
Registration: 10-1 with a no contest
UFC Fight Night Fight Card
- Thiago Santos against Jamahal Hill; Light heavyweights
- Vicente Luque versus Geoff Neal; Welterweight
- Zac Pauga vs. Mohammed Usman; Heavy weights
- Brogan Walker vs. Juliana Miller; Women’s flyweight
- Augusto Sakai versus Sergey Spivak; Heavyweight
- Ariane Lipski versus Priscila Cachoeira; Women’s flyweight
- Sam Alvey versus Michał Oleksiejczuk; Middleweights
- Takashi Sato vs. Bryan Battle; Welterweight
- Terrance McKinney vs. Erick Gonzalez; Lightweight
- Jason Witt vs. Josh Quinlan; Welterweight
- Miranda Granger vs. Cory McKenna; Women’s Straw Weight
- Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Stephanie Egger; Women’s Bantamweight