Thiago Santos suffered several leg injuries at UFC 239

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

Thiago Santos
Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jon Jones (red gloves) fights against Thiago Santos (blue gloves) at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Thiago Santos suffered multiple leg injuries against Jon Jones at UFC 239

Thiago Santos’ near-miss against Jon Jones was more impressive than it looked.

According to a report by Combate, an MRI revealed that Santos tore his left MCL, PCL, ACL, and meniscus. Additionally, it is feared that Santos may have suffered an injury in his surgically repaired right leg.

At UFC 239, Jones defeated Santos via split-decision, to retain the light heavyweight title. The fight is the first occasion that Jones has won by split-decision.

Santos landed several impactful punches to Jones in the early rounds of the fight. However, as the fight went on Santos appeared to be hobbled by an injured leg.

The injury likely keeps Santos out of action until 2020. Previously. Santos has been a very active fighter, with 10 UFC fights under his belt since 2017.

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