[Event] UFC on ESPN 40 - Santos vs. Hill - Aug 6
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Author:  Dent [ Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  [Event] UFC on ESPN 40 - Santos vs. Hill - Aug 6

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UFC on ESPN 40: Santos vs. Hill (also known as UFC Vegas 59) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on August 6, 2022, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.

Fight card

Main card (ESPN / ESPN+)

Light Heavyweight Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill
Welterweight Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal
Heavyweight Zac Pauga vs. Mohammed Usman
TUF 30 Heavyweight tournament final
Women's Flyweight Brogan Walker vs. Juliana Miller TUF 30 Women's Flyweight tournament final
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai vs. Sergey Spivak
Women's Flyweight Ariane Lipski vs. Priscila Cachoeira

Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)

Middleweight Sam Alvey vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
Welterweight Takashi Sato vs. Bryan Battle
Lightweight Terrance McKinney vs. Erick Gonzalez
Welterweight Jason Witt vs. Josh Quinlan
Women's Strawweight Miranda Granger vs. Cory McKenna
Women's Bantamweight Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Stephanie Egger


A light heavyweight bout between the former UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill is expected to headline the event.

The heavyweight and women's flyweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Peña vs. Team Nunes are expected to take place at the event.

Former KSW Women's Flyweight Champion Ariane Lipski and Priscila Cachoeira are expected to meet in a flyweight bout at this event. They were previously scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré in November 2019, but Cachoeira withdrew after being suspended for the use of a diuretic.

A featherweight bout between Nate Landwehr and Zubaira Tukhugov was expected to take place at the event. However, Tukhugov withdrew due to experiencing difficulties securing a visa and was replaced by David Onama at UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Cruz just a week after.


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