A crossroads fight takes shape in the main event of UFC Vegas 38.
Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker meet in a pivotal fight at light heavyweight on Saturday night. from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. The bout serves as the headliner for UFC Vegas 38, as the promotion is in the midst of a 10-week stretch with consecutive events each weekend. Santos is a former title challenger who has a 21-9 record to his name. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, however, Santos is on a three-fight losing skid, including a loss to former light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, in July 2019.
Santos’ last win came against current champion, Jan Blachowicz, as he finished the fight by TKO. The win was what earned Santos a title shot later that year, which is where a four-fight winning streak would come to a halt.
As for Walker, he is coming off of a Sept. 2020 TKO win against Ryan Spann, which snapped a two-fight losing skid of his own. He has found success in the promotion thus far, going 4-2 after earning a contract via the Brazil edition of Dana White’s Contender Series in Aug. 2018.
Something has to give, as the winner will move one step closer to a shot at UFC gold.
Thiago Santos vs. Johny Walker odds
WynnBet lists Walker as a slight favorite over Santos at -160, meaning that you’d have to bet $160 to make a $100 profit. Santos is the underdog at +125. However, these are the odds at press time and may change as fight time draws closer. Be sure to gamble responsibly.
Thiago Santos vs. Johny Walker: What time is the fight on Saturday?
The fights begin at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and can be seen exclusively on ESPN+. The event has 13 fights are also features the likes of Kevin Holland, Niko Price, and Antonia Shevchenko, among others who will be gracing the Octagon.
Thiago Santos vs. Johny Walker live stream Reddit
The fights can be found via the MMA subreddit, which can be accessed here. If you’re planning to utilize this method, remember to do so with caution and at your own risk.
UFC Vegas 38 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 2, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA who will be on-site for all your news and highlights.