Thiago Santos (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog

UFC on ESPN+ 3 Results: Santos Drops Błachowicz, Struve Scores Comeback Sub

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the UFC hosted UFC on ESPN+ 3: Błachowicz vs. Santos from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

In the night’s main event, top-10 light heavyweights Jan Błachowicz and Thiago Santos locked horns. Poland’s Błachowicz was riding the momentum of four straight wins, most recently submitting Nikita Krylov in September. The Brazilian knockout artist Santos had won seven of his last eight, including two straight at 205 pounds.

The action kicked off with seven preliminary-card fights airing on ESPN 2 at 9 a.m. ET. The six-fight main card followed at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.


Thiago Santos def. Jan Błachowicz by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 0:39
Stefan Struve def. Marcos Rogério de Lima by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 2:21
Michał Oleksiejczuk def. Gian Villante by knockout (body shot). Round 1, 1:34
Liz Carmouche def. Lucie Pudilová by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Petr Yan def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Magomed Ankalaev def. Klidson Abreu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dwight Grant def. Carlo Pedersoli by TKO (punch). Round 1, 4:59
Chris Fishgold def. Daniel Teymur by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:10
Gillian Robertson def. Veronica Macedo by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:27
Damir Hadžović def. Polo Reyes by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:03
Ismail Naurdiev def. Michel Prazeres by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Diego Ferreira def. Rustam Khabilov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Damir Ismagulov def. Joel Alvarez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)