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Welterweight Sluggers Join UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill

Must-See TV Goes Down In The UFC APEX At UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill

Following UFC 277 in Dallas, the Octagon returns to the APEX where light heavyweight knockout artists Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill battle in the main event on August 6. Before they duke it out, however, several intriguing fights precede them, including a marquee welterweight matchup between Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque and Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal.

Luque has long been a must-see fighter, finishing all but two of his 21 professional wins, including submission wins over Tyron Woodley and Michael Chiesa as well as knockout victories over Jalin Turner and Bryan Barberena. The Brazilian is coming off a loss in his first main event to Belal Muhammad and is keen to get back on track toward title contention.

Texas-native Neal rebounded nicely from his first two losses in the UFC to earn a split decision win over Santiago Ponzinbbio at UFC 269. The Fortis MMA product and Contender Series alumnus started his UFC journey with five consecutive wins, including four knockouts. The matchup with Luque provides yet another opportunity for Neal to get into the top-10 and get some momentum for his own climb to contender-status. 

Elsewhere on the card, all-action lightweight Terrance McKinney returns, as does “The Queen of Violence” Ariane Lipski, strawweight up-and-comer Cory McKenna and Brazilian heavyweight riser Augusto Sakai.

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill takes place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 6. Be sure to check regularly for updates, announcements and coverage of the card.

Fights Coming To UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill on August 6, 2022:

Women’s bantamweight

Mayra Bueno Silva vs Stephanie Egger

Women’s strawweight

Cory McKenna vs Miranda Granger


Jason Witt vs Josh Quinlan


Nate Landwehr vs Zubaira Tukhugov


Terrance McKinney vs Erick Gonzalez

Women’s flyweight

Ariane Lipski vs Priscila Cachoeira


Sam Alvey vs Michal Oleksiejczyk


Augusto Sakai vs Serghei Spivac


Vincente Luque vs Geoff Neal


UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Hill took place on August 6, 2022 live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass