Thiago Santos concluded the UFC’s debut in the Czech Republic with a thrilling third round TKO over Jan Blachowicz Saturday at UFC Fight Night 145.
The main card streamed live on ESPN+ after prelims on ESPN2 from the O2 Arena in Prague.
Santos landed less than a minute into the third round, stopping Blachowicz and securing a victory in the light heavyweight division. The win was the fourth straight for Santos, who is now 21-6 overall and 13-5 over his UFC career.
Stefan Struve locked in an arm-triangle choke against Marcos Rogerio de Lima, securing a second round submission. The long-time heavyweight, who battled back from a heart condition, announced he might retire following the performance.
Michal Oleksiejczuk, Liz Carmouche, Petr Yan and Magomed Ankalaev all earned wins on the main card, with Dwight Grant, Chris Fishgold, Gillian Robertson, Damir Hadzovic, Ismail Naurdiev, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Damir Ismagulov securing prelim wins.
Complete results are below:
Thiago Santos def. Jan Blachowicz via TKO (strikes) at :39 of Round 1
Stefan Struve def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:21 of Round 2
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Gian Villante via TKO (strikes) at 1:34 of Round 1
Liz Carmouche def. Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Petr Yan def. John Dodson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Magomed Ankalaev def. Klidson Abreu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dwight Grant def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. via TKO (strikes) at 4:59 of Round 1
Chris Fishgold def. Daniel Teymur via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:10 of Round 2
Gillian Robertson def. Veronica Macedo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:27 of Round 2
Damir Hadzovic def. Polo Reyes via TKO (strikes at 2:03 of Round 2
Ismail Naurdiev def. Michel Prazeres via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Rustam Khabilov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Damir Ismagulov def. Joel Alvarez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)