UFC On ESPN+ 3 Results: Thiago Santos Brutally Finishes Jan Blachowicz! (Highlights)

Thiago Santos Sends Jan Blachowicz To The Canvas Via Perfectly Timed Left Hand, What A Counter, Delivers Ground Strikes To Finish The Fight Via TKO!

The Light Heavyweight match between the former KSW champion Jan Blachowicz and BJJ black belt Thiago “Marreta” Santos is headlining UFC on ESPN+ 3 event tonight (Saturday, February 23, 2019). It takes place inside O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

The referee in charge for this contest is Herb Dean. The war begins!

Round 1

Fighters touch gloves. Blachowicz presses forward misses a left high kick. Santos misses with a body kick. Blachowicz feints with a left kick to the body. Good kick attempt Blachowicz, missed by a hair.

Good left hand and low kick Santos, amazing combo. Santos feints, Blachowicz misses with a low kick but hits a middle kick to the body. And now both fighters trading shots.

Santos misses with a kick to the knee and overhand right. Good low kick Santos again. The Pole again misses a high kick attempt. Good low kick again, excellent tactics on both sides. “Marreta” misses with a low kick and left hook.

Wow, a tremendous right hand counter by Santos, is Blachowicz rocked? NO!

A brutal low kick from Blachowicz, the Pole has a chin made of iron!

Great left hook Santos, this had to hurt. Santos misses a side kick to the knee, but lands a low kick. Now Blachowicz goes for a takedown, fighters are in the clinch. Santos missed with a right hook, Blachowicz escapes. Santos misses a body kick.

Both fighters missing hooks. Santos attacks the knee well. Santos misses with a left front kick, the end of the round, I’d say 10-9 Santos, but a close round.

Round 2

Fighters touch gloves again. Good low kick Santos, but Blachowicz blocks. Side kick to the knee Santos, low kick Blachowicz. The Pole misses a body kick again. Santos moves around escapes like a pro. Excellent middle kick Blachowicz. Santos tries to spin but misses.

Good low kick Jan. Santos misses with a strong left hand. It was so obvious. Blachowicz goes for a head kick, blocked, and now delivers a low kick. A good punch to the face and body kick Blachowicz.

Low kick Santos. Until now, each fighter landed 23 strikes! Santos tries spinning heel kick to the head, but Blachowicz moves his head away. 1-2 Blachowicz but Santos defends. Low kick Santos, Blachowicz checks.

Wow, Santos misses big left hook by a hair. And now a good punch. Blachowicz blocks side kick to the knee and delivers a middle kick, great counter. Blachowicz defends a middle kick, Santos goes for a left hand to the head but misses.

Again left body kick miss by Santos. Wow, what a capoeira kick to end the round, but Blachowicz moves his head away. Very even round!

Round 3

Fighters touch gloves. Right low kick Santos. Santos goes for a low kick again. Blachowicz attacks with punch combo.

Wow, what a left-hand counter by Santos and Blachowicz is down!!!

Thiago Santos is killing Blachowicz on the bottom, brutal strikes! Herb Dean must stop this!

This is the onslaught, those hammerfists are brutal. That’s it, Herb Dean steps in, the match is over!

Check out highlights below:

Final Result: Thiago Santos defeats Jan Blachowicz via TKO (punches), 0:39, round 3

Jan Blachowicz drops to 23-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC, Thiago Santos improves his score to 21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC.

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