In a short preview video of the match between Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev tonight, Michael Bisping suggested fans shouldn’t expect the fight to go the distance.
With 24 finishes combined between them, the two light heavyweights are gearing up to put on a show as they attempt to rise through the ranks in search of a shot at UFC gold.
Giving his prediction for the clash, Michael Bisping revealed who he thinks will walk away with their hands raised at UFC Vegas 50, saying:
“You can never rely on a guy like Thiago Santos. He’s got that one-punch knockout power… [But] I will bet on Magomed Ankalaev.”
While analyzing the main event, the former UFC middleweight champion understandably insisted that there is no way this fight will end without a stoppage win for one of the two. big hitters.
“The way these two fight, I really don’t see how it’s not going to be a stoppage. Both men are the type of fighters we want to see, the type of fighters that made the UFC so popular . I think we will see a stoppage, I will lean towards Magomed Ankalaev.”
Check out this Michael Bisping had to say about the light heavyweight showdown in the video below:
Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev and the rest of UFC Vegas 50
As mentioned earlier, the experienced Brazilian will take on the dangerous Russian in the headliner on Saturday, but who else will be featured at the event?
Fans are treated to a card full of potential fights of the year this weekend. That said, we could see Dana White handing out more bonuses than usual.
As the co-main event, fans will get to see two knockout specialists in Marlon Moraes and Song Yadong face off in a bantamweight bout.
The main card also consists of a fan-favorite fight between Terrance McKinney and Drew Dober, the always entertaining Alex Caceres and prospect Sodiq Yusuff, and a battle of Brazilians featuring former Glory kickboxing middleweight champion Alex Pereira and Bruno Silva.
UFC Vegas 50 takes place later today on March 12 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.