Thiago Santos secured one of the most important victories of his career Saturday when he brought his more than two-year winless stretch to an end.

Santos (22-9 MMA, 14-8 UFC) snapped his three-fight losing skid in the UFC Fight Night 193 headliner when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Johnny Walker (18-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in the match up of light heavyweight contenders.

After fighting Jon Jones to a split decision in July 2019, the Brazilian has fallen on hard times with significant injuries and high profile losses. He said he felt the win over Walker was a turning point, though, and although it wasn’t the most exciting fight, Santos now has momentum back on his side.

“Marreta” called for a fight with Jiri Prochazka during the UFC Fight Night 193 post-fight news conference, but the timing might not work out in his favor for that to take place.

In that event, what should be next for Santos? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 193.


Twitter reacts to Thiago Santos’ rebound win over Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night 193


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