UFC on ESPN+ 51: Santos vs Walker - Card Preview - 10/02/21
Fresh off an excellent PPV this past weekend, we now jump back to the Apex Centre for a pretty solid fight night card follow up. This one is headlined by Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. Santos is the only man to KO current reigning champion, Jan Blachowicz. He challenged Jon Jones for the title a while back as well but came up on the wrong side of a split decision. His opponent is a wild man and must-see TV. Of Johnny Walker's 18 wins, 15 have come by knockout so on paper at least, this looks like fireworks between two knockout-hungry Brazillians.
The trash-talking Kevin Holland is back and in the co-main event where he takes on Kyle Daukaus (his brother just scored a KO win at heavyweight on the last card). It looks like Valentina will be hanging around Vegas for another week as well since her sister Antonia is fighting on this card along side Casey O'Neill.
Some solid matchmaking for the feature prelim slot here with Joe Solecki taking on Jared Gordon. The rest is sort of what you'd expect for free fight night fare. Check the entire lineup below.
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker
Kevin Holland vs. Kyle Daukaus
Alex Oliveira vs. Niko Price
Misha Cirkunov vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson
Alexander Hernandez vs. Mike Breeden
Joe Solecki vs. Jared Gordon
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Casey O'Neill
Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Devonte Smith
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Gaetano Pirrello
Alejandro Pérez vs. Johnny Eduardo
Sean Soriano vs. Fernando Padilla
Shanna Young vs. Stephanie Egger