Thiago Santos is able to flip issues round at UFC Vegas 59 in opposition to Jamahal Hill. The previous title challenger has misplaced three out of his final 4 fights after blowing out his left knee in opposition to Jon Jones. ‘Marreta’ is lower than per week out from his predominant occasion and appears in peak situation.
At 38 years outdated, Santos continues to be coaching with American High Staff. ‘Marreta’ has solely fought elite competitors lately, and Hill is a surging contender within the mild heavyweight division. The Brazilian went on Twitter to put up photos of his closing preparations with the caption:
“A trabalho de casa foi feito! . #TeamMarreta The homework has been carried out!”
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Regardless of his latest struggles, Santos has the ability to close anyone’s lights off. With that mentioned, Hill has gained his final two fights by first-round KO and appears to do the identical at UFC Vegas 59. ‘Marreta’ is in a state of affairs the place he must show that he can ‘dangle’ with the elites of the division or danger being lower from the UFC.
Jamahal Hill is at the moment the betting favourite in opposition to Thiago Santos
Santos is at a crossroads in his profession, and the betting odds are stacked in opposition to him. His variety of losses is not the problem as a result of all of his opponents have been cream of the crop, however his lack of aggression and explosiveness is regarding, particularly contemplating his preventing type that depends on energy and aggression.
In the meantime, Hill was humbled in opposition to Paul Craig and has bounced again with two first-round KOs. ‘Candy Goals’ is at the moment a -260 betting favourite, with Santos because the +240 underdog, in accordance with FightOdds.
The UFC Vegas 59 predominant occasion is a large alternative for Hill. He’s the No.10- ranked UFC mild heavyweight, whereas Santos is the No.6- ranked contender. With a win, ‘Candy Goals’ might bounce into the highest 5 now that Anthony Smith has misplaced to Magomed Ankalaev.
Hill has a promising future, however Santos is at all times a harmful opponent. Jamahal Hill cannot get too comfy as a result of the Brazilian possesses huge knockout energy. If ‘Marreta’ loses on August 6, he might be near retiring and shifting on to the following part of his profession.