Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 198: Santos vs. Walker is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Thiago “Marreta” Santos will take on Johnny Walker in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 198 card.

In this post, we will break down Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 37-year-old, Thiago Santos is coming in with a 21-9-0 record. Santos will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya in March.

Walker, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Ryan Spann on March 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley and holds a 18-5-0 record.

Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker
6′ 2″
6′ 6″
205 lbs.
205 lbs.

Thiago Santos has an orthodox fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 29-year-old, Johnny Walker is an orthodox fighter with a 82″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Thiago Santos:
→ Santos’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Santos lands 4.27 significant strikes per minute.
→ Santos’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Santos’s takedown average is 0.70 per 15 minutes.
→ Santos’s takedown defense is 66%.

Santos comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.27 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Walker fires at 72% accuracy, landing about 4.41 significant strikes per minute. Thiago Santos also has a 38% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.70 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Walker’s 0.40 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Johnny Walker:
→ Walker’s striking accuracy is 72%.
→ Walker lands 4.41 significant strikes per minute.
→ Walker’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Walker’s takedown average is 0.40 per 15 minutes.
→ Walker’s takedown defense is 60%.

Johnny spent on average 5:23 minutes in the Octagon and Thiago has an average fight time of 8:10 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 198 is live in , who do you think will win, Thiago or Johnny? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 198: Santos vs. Walker
October 2, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker

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