In their five-round of a long-drawn battle, Thiago Santos defeated Johnny Walker via unanimous decision. After this spectacular victory, here are five potential opponents of 'Marreta.'
Prochazka currently sits at #2 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. A win over him will help Santos to come to a step closer to a title shot.
Santos would not miss an opportunity to avenge his loss against Rakic in a rematch. Furthermore, Rakic is the third-ranked contender. Thus, a win against him will also put him on the title shot map.
Santos vs. Reyes will be a former title challenger vs. former title challenger bout.
Magomed Ankalaev currently holds the seventh position in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Santos vs. Ankalaev will be a highly entertaining bout for the fans.
Oezdemir is the eighth-ranked contender and will not be a walk in the park for Santos if this fight ever comes to fruition.