LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t easy, but Jamahal Hill got the job done Saturday in Las Vegas.
In the UFC on ESPN 40 main event, Hill (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) defeated Thiago Santos
(22-11 MMA, 14-10 UFC) via TKO at 2:31 of Round 4 at the UFC Apex.
The TKO solidified a 100 percent finishing rate for the event as a whole, marking only the second time in UFC history
the feat has occurred. The other card that needed no judges was UFC 199 in June 2016.
The first round was methodical and measured by Santos. He utilized kicks of all levels to chip
away at the mobility and aggression of Hill, who is usually a strong starter.
A brief tie-up against the fence by Santos was the extent of the grappling in Round 1.
From the opening bell of Round 2, the tempo increased tremendously.