Taking main event honors at the UFC Apex facility — one-time light heavyweight title challenger, Thiago Santos returns as he looks to defend his #5 rank against the surging contender, Magomed Ankalaev.
In his most recent outing, Brazilian striker, Santos snapped a three-fight losing run with a rather forgettable unanimous decision win against Johnny Walker back in October.
For Ankalaev, the #6 ranked contender is currently in the midst of a seven-fight winning run, most recently closing out a unanimous decision victory of his own against former title challenger, Volkan Oezdemir.
UFC Vegas 50 Results: Santos vs. Ankalaev
UFC Vegas 50 Main Card Results: (ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Bantamweight: Song Yadong def. Marlon Moraes via first round (2:06) KO (punch)
Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff def. Alex Caceres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Karl Roberson via second round (0:25) TKO (body kick and strikes)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Terrance McKinney via first round (3:17) TKO (ground strikes)
Middleweight: Alex Pereira def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC Vegas 50 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Matthew Semelsberger def. A.J. Fletcher via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: JJ Aldrich def. Gillian Robertson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Javid Basharat def. Trevin Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Featherweight: Damon Jackson def. Kamuela Kirk via second round (4:42) submission (arm-triangle)
Flyweight: Miranda Maverick def. Sabina Mazo via second round (2:15) submission (rear-naked choke)
Middleweight: Cody Brundage def. Dalcha Lungiambula via first round (3:41) submission (guillotine)
Bantamweight: Guido Cannetti def. Kris Moutinho via first round (2:07) TKO (strikes)
Light Heavyweight: Azamat Murzakanov def. Tafon Nchukwi via third round (0:44) TKO (flying-knee and strikes)