UFC Vegas 59 will feature a light heavyweight main event between former title challenger Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill.
Following UFC 239, Santos has lost three out of his last four fights. He will try to make a statement against Hill to remind fans and the company that he is still a contender in the division.
Hill is looking to win the biggest fight of his career thus far against Santos. After he won the Dana White Contender Series on July 23, 2019, Hill has slowly become a contender in the light heavyweight division.
His last win was against Johnny Walker by knockout at UFC Vegas 48 on Feb. 19, 2022. If Hill defeats Santos, he’ll move one step closer to being a number one contender for the light heavyweight title.
UFC Vegas 59 will also have two fights to determine the winners of the Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight tournaments of the Ultimate Fighter Season 30.
The brother of UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, Mohammed, will challenge Zac Pauga at heavyweight. Women’s flyweights Juliana Miller and Brogan Walker will also clash to determine who earns a contract with the UFC.
Check back at MMA News this weekend for our coverage of UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill.
UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill Fight Card
(Final card & bout order subject to change)
- #6 Thiago Santos (22-10) vs. #10 Jamahal Hill (10-1)- Light Heavyweight Main Event
- #6 Vincente Luque (21-8-1) vs. #13 Geoff Neal (14-4)- Welterweight Co-Main Event
- Mohammad Usman (7-2) vs. Zac Pauga (5-0)- Heavyweight Ultimate Fighter Championship
- Juliana Miller (2-1) vs. Brogan Walker (7-2)- Women’s Flyweight Ultimate Fighter Championship
- #14 Augusto Sakai (15-4-1) vs. Sergey Spivak (14-3)- Heavyweight
- Ariane Lipski (14-7) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (11-4)- Women’s Flyweight
- Sam Alvey (33-17-1) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (16-5)- Middleweight
- Terrance McKinney (12-4) vs. Erick Gonzales (14-6)- Lightweight
- Bryan Battle (7-1) vs. Takashi Sato (16-5)- Welterweight
- Jason Witt (19-8) vs. Josh Quinlan (5-0)- Welterweight
- Cory McKenna (6-2) vs. Miranda Granger (7-2)- Women’s Strawweight
- Myra Bueno Silva (8-2-1) vs. Stephanie Egger (7-2)- Women’s Bantamweight
When is UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill?
UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill takes place on Aug. 6 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main card will begin at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST. The prelims will take place at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST. The UFC has advertised the time on their website, but it could still change.
How to Watch?
UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill main card and prelims will stream live on ESPN+ in the United States. However, the prelims will also air live on ESPN.