Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos
Our second straight fight with a Natal, Brazil native is next, as Ronny Markes meets Thiago Santos.
Markes (14-2) had his seven-fight win streak snapped when Yoel Romero finished him last November. He is 3-1 with the UFC, but missed weight and will forfeit a portion of his purse.
Santos (8-2) dropped his Octagon debut to Cezar Ferreira in August and is 1-2 in his last three overall.
Round 1: Santos with a liver kick, dropping Markes and he pounces. Santos continues with hammer-fists and this one is all over quickly. Markes, according to Brian Stann, missed weight because he came home early. Santos was a plus-600 underdog in the betting books, so if you had him, you just picked up a good chunk of change.
Thiago Santos def. Ronny Markes via TKO (strikes) at :53 of Round 1