Blachowicz (23-7-0) enters the contest on the strength of a four fight winning streak, last defeating Nikita Krylov by second round submission at UFC Fight Night Moscow. Blachowicz is going to be headlining his first ever UFC event, despite having been with the promotion for over four years now. Blachowicz has competed thirty times as a professional MMA fighter and nearly half of those bouts have gone the distance.
Santos (20-6-0) enters the contest on the strength of a three fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost a year. Santos has previously headlined one UFC event, defeating Eryk Anders by third round TKO at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo. Santos has been undefeated since transitioning to the light heavyweight division, going two for two thus far in the weight class.
UFC Fight Night Prague takes place on Saturday, February 23 from the 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic with Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.