Beautiful counters by Santos

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  1. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Right hand left hook combo while backing up.

    Just flat-lined Jan in his tracks.

    That's some serious power.
     
  2. CPH

    CPH Let's party

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    Is Santos a late bloomer headed for great things, or is he just thriving on good matchups?
     
  3. CountOfSoCal

    CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    I like how Thiago was actually somewhat reserved here, as opposed to just spamming attacks like a Tekken character.

    He’s such a fun fighter to watch. I’m happy to see him succeeding.
     
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    Maaj19 Purple Belt

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    Guy literally left the floor with a punch. Scary power
     
  5. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Good question. Jan is pretty damn solid though. I don't think Santos can hang with Jones, but he's dangerous for most of the rest of 205lbs.
     
  6. Jon's Drug Dealer

    Jon's Drug Dealer Brown Belt

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    LHW is still shallow as fuck. MWs are moving up and steamrolling the competition.
     
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    Impressive that he did that to Jan, although I'm not sure why he charged in like that

    Santos is legit. If Reyes beats Volkan in 2 weeks, Santos vs Reyes would be a great #1 contender fight
     
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    it shows he does not even need to be reckless.
    he can relax, take his time and find the chin.

    Amazing power.
    Amazing win!

    Hope he gets top 5 fighters now.
     
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    Hits like a ford escort
     
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    ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    I like how he avoided that uppercut too.
    Pretty nice sequence right there.
     
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  11. Discjockeyshtud

    Discjockeyshtud Green Belt

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    Conor Aldo esque with the Saenchai kick backfist at the end if the 2nd. He's improved for sure
     
  12. welcometohavoc

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    Jan was supposed to be a nightmare match up for him. Good wrestling, technical striking.

    Wouldn't it be nuts if somehow 6 months from now we had Santos vs. Smith rematch for the LHW title
     
  13. Pepy

    Pepy I have made a huge mistake

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    that left hook was something


    gif anyone?
     
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    Nah. Hes just in a wasteland. Guy he kod a couple fights back is challenging for a title with him right behind while either could barely crack top ten in middleweight.
     
  15. Arm Barbarian

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    Holy shit, that would be pure

    [​IMG]
     
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    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I'd give him about 25% chance against Jones with some nasty strikes. Jones doesn't want any of that and takes it to the ground for the top finish or choke, but there's a measurable chance he gets clipped or caught in a reversal/scramble if Santos can handle the spotlight.
     
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    He has some horrible technique, but he definitely has the power you can't play with.
     
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    It was the accuracy that impressed me. He nailed him right on the chin, and that's what put him down.
     
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    All around a good showing from him. Kept patient and didn't get frustrated.
     
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  20. CPH

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    There were dozens of shots Santos throughout the fight that had crazy heat on them. He is a dangerous customer, esp. if he continues to evolve and improves his set ups.
     
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  21. TGArthur

    TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

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    I think he's ready for a title fight. He might have a chance against jones.
     
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