Pivotal Light Heavyweight Battle Highlights UFC's First Visit to Czech Republic
By Thomas Gerbasi
• Dec. 21, 2018
The UFC's first event in the Czech Republic on February 23 will be host to an important light heavyweight battle pitting a Brazilian knockout artist against one of Europe's finest, as Thiago Santos meets Jan Blachowicz in a five-round main event at Prague's O2 Arena.
Winner of four in a row, Poland's Blachowicz has earned three post-fight bonuses during this stellar run, and he believes a win in February will put him in striking distance of a world title shot. But it won't be an easy task, as Santos has been on a tear since moving to 205 pounds, knocking out Eryk Anders and Jimi Manuwa in devastating fashion.
Also announced for the February 23 event, which airs live on ESPN+, is a heavyweight showdown between the Netherlands' Stefan Struve and Brazil's Marcos Rogerio de Lima.
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