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UFC on ESPN 40 live results: Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill

Plus, two new winners of The Ultimate Fighter will be crowned.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 40: Santos vs. Hill, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon is back at the UFC Apex this weekend with a light heavyweight main event, plus the finals of season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter as two fighters will earn six-figure UFC contracts.

In the main event, former UFC title challenger Thiago Santos looks to get back in the win column when he battles rising contender Jamahal Hill in the five-round headliner. Santos is looking to rebound from a decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev in March and end a skid that has seen him drop four of his last five fights. Hill comes into his second UFC main event on a two-fight win streak which saw him knock out Johnny Walker in February in his first UFC main event.

In the co-main event, it is a battle of welterweights looking to break into the title picture as Vicente Luque looks to bounce back against Geoff Neal. The two finals of season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter also take place, as Mohammad Usman and Zac Pauga meet in the heavyweight finals, and Brogan Walker takes on Juliana Miller in the women's flyweight finals.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Women's Bantamweights- Mayra Bueno Silva (8-2-1, 3-2-1 UFC) vs. Stephanie Egger (7-2, 2-1 UFC)

They trade leg kicks to start and Silva lands another as Egger lands a right hand. Silva with a front kick that lands. Egger gets a takedown and is working from the guard of Silva and landing some punches. Silva looking for an armbar and has it locked in and Silva starts claiming Egger tapped and it was stopped and Egger is saying she didn't tap so we're going to a replay. It is stopped as one of the judges said he saw the tap and Silva gets the win.

Official Result- Mayra Bueno Silva def. Stephanie Egger by submission (armbar) at 1:17 of Round 1

> Women's Strawweights- Cory McKenna (6-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Miranda Granger (7-2, 1-2 UFC)

Both throwing the jab early as McKenna is pressuring. Granger with a leg kick. McKenna lands a combo inside the pocket. McKenna lands a right hand as they clinch against the fence and Granger lands some knees. McKenna gets the fight to the mat. They get up but McKenna quickly gets it back down near the center of the Octagon. McKenna in the half-guard and landing some left hands. McKenna gets to side control and almost went to mount but is looking for an arm-triangle choke and squeezing but time runs out on the round. 10-9 McKenna.

Granger with a front kick to the face and McKenna grabs the leg and pushes it against the fence and is working for the takedown. McKenna gets it and is in side control. McKenna gets a Von Flue Choke locked in and Granger taps! Nice finish from McKenna.

Official Result- Cory McKenna def. Miranda Granger by submission (Von Flue Choke) at 1:03 of Round 2

> Welterweights- Bryan Battle (7-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Takashi Sato (16-5, 2-3 UFC)

Battle with a leg kick. Battle then lands a head kick that knocks Sato out cold. Brutal finish from Battle.

Official Result- Bryan Battle def. Takashi Sato by knockout (head kick) at :44 of Round 1

> Middleweights- Sam Alvey (33-17-1 1 NC, 10-12-1 UFC) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (16-5 1 NC, 4-3 1 NC UFC)

Oleksiejczuk lands early and Alvey lands a counter right hand. Oleksiejczuk drops Alvey with a left hand and gets on top trying to finish and was landing and has the crucifix position. Alvey is cut open. Oleksiejczuk gets the back and is landing punches. Big shots from Oleksiejczuk but Alvey scrambles up and they break. Alvey shoots for a takedown but Oleksiejczuk defends. Oleksiejczuk drops Alvey again with a left hand and it is stopped. Big finish from Oleksiejczuk.

Official Result- Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Sam Alvey by TKO (punch) at 1:56 of Round 1

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> Lightweights- Terrance McKinney (12-4, 2-1 UFC) vs. Erick Gonzalez (14-6, 0-1 UFC)

McKinney with a head kick and lands a left hand. Gonzalez tried a kick and slipped and McKinney took advantage and landed some punches. McKinney lands an uppercut. McKinney with a left hand and some knees to the body. He lands more and an elbow. Gonzalez then rocks McKinney with a shot. McKinney with a left hand and gets a takedown. McKinney then gets the back as they scramble up and is on the back with a rear-naked choke locked in and Gonzalez taps! Excellent showing from McKinney.

Official Result- Terrance McKinney def. Erick Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:17 of Round 1

> Heavyweights- #14 Augusto Sakai (15-4-1, 4-3 UFC) vs. Serghei Spivac (14-3, 5-3 UFC)

Sakai with a leg kick after they trade jabs. Spivac gets a takedown but they get up quickly. Spivac has the neck but lets go. Spivac gets it back down and is in the guard of Sakai. Spivac lands and moves to side control and takes the back and lands some right hands as he tries to take the back. Spivac with some right hands. They get to their feet. Spivac drags it back down and Sakai has one knee down but they stand. Spivac takes it down and passes to side control and then gets the back and is landing right hands. Spivac looks to get the hooks in. Big right hands from the back by Spivac. They get to their feet. Sakai lands some knees in the clinch before they break. Spivac lands two right hands. Sakai with some knees. 10-9 Spivac.

Spivac lands the jab and it snaps Sakai's head back. Spivac goes for the takedown but Sakai defends. Sakai lands a right hand. Spivac gets a big takedown. They get to their feet and battle in the clinch and Spivac gets a takedown. Spivac with some hammerfists from the top. Spivac has the back and continues to land punches and it is stopped. Complete domination from Spivac.

Official Result- Serghei Spivac def. Augusto Sakai by TKO (punches) at 3:42 of Round 2

> TUF 30 Women's Flyweight Finals- Brogan Walker (7-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Juliana Miller (2-1, 0-0 UFC)

Miller lands a left hand. They trade punches before clinching and Walker reverses position. Miller gets the takedown and is almost in full mount but gets the half-guard. Miller working from the top and landing some short punches. Miller lands a short elbow. Walker trying to throw her legs up but Miller maintaining top position. Miller ends the first in the guard of Walker. 10-9 Miller.

They trade leg kicks to start the second. Walker lands a combo. Walker with the jab. Walker lands a body kick then a left hand before they clinch. Miller gets the trip takedown from the clinch and Walker looks for a leg. Miller tried to spin out and grab the back as they scramble up. Miller drags it down and fully takes the back. Miller trying to find a choke as she has a hook in. Miller trying to squeeze as she's adjusting. Miller lets go and Walker scrambles to the top and looks for the back of Miller. They stand. They break. They tie up and Miller with a knee. Miller gets a takedown. Miller lands some shots from the top at the end. Close round. 10-9 Miller, 20-18 Miller.

Walker with a right hand. They trade in close range. Both throwing shots and barely landing as they're looking for their range. They tie up and battle for underhooks in the clinch. Miller gets the takedown and lands some right hands. Miller has the mount. Miller lands some elbows. Miller with big shots from the top. She continues to land and it is stopped. Fantastic showing from Miller as she wins the TUF contract.

Official Result- Juliana Miller def. Brogan Walker by TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of Round 3 to win The Ultimate Fighter 30 Women's Flyweight finals

> TUF 30 Heavyweight Finals- Mohammad Usman (7-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zac Pauga (5-0, 0-0 UFC)

Pauga with a leg kick. He lands the jab. Pauga with a leg kick. Pauga lands the jab. Pauga goes for a head kick and Usman grabs the leg and gets it down for a moment but they stand and Usman with a right hand. They trade punches. Pauga lands a right hand. Usman misses a right hand and Pauga lands a short punch. Pauga with a high kick though Usman blocks it. Pauga with a body kick. Pauga with a leg kick and they trade left hands. 10-9 Pauga.

Usman lands a left hand that drops Pauga and he is out cold as he hits the mat and Usman lands a hammerfist before it is stopped. What a finish by Usman to win the TUF contract.

Official Result- Mohammad Usman def. Zac Pauga by knockout (punch) at :36 of Round 2 to win The Ultimate Fighter 30 Heavyweight finals

> Welterweights- #6 Vicente Luque (21-8-1, 14-4 UFC) vs. #13 Geoff Neal (14-4, 6-2 UFC)

Luque with some early kicks and Neal with a body kick. Neal lands some punches. Luque with a left hand as they both land. Neal lands a left hand. Luque with a leg kick. Neal rocks Luque with a left hand and Luque backs up as he wobbled. Neal with a flurry but they get to the center. Neal lands another left hand. Neal with a couple of left hands as Luque lands a right. Neal with a combo. Luque with a body kick. Neal with a series of left hands and Luque is backed against the fence. Neal drops Luque with a left hand but Luque gets up. Neal with the jab. Neal with a hard left hand. Neal rocks Luque late with a left hand. 10-8 Neal.

They trade leg kicks to start the second. Neal with the jab. They trade punches. Neal with the double jab. Luque lands a left hand. Luque with a leg kick. He lands a body kick. Neal with a right hand. Neal with a left hand. Neal with a left hand. Luque with a body kick. Neal lands the left hand. Luque with a body kick. Neal gets a takedown but they get to their feet and are clinched against the fence. Luque with a short elbow. Neal with a flurry against the fence. They break and Neal with a left hand then lands a combo against the fence. Luque with a left hook to the body. Luque with a leg kick. Luque with a body kick. Luque with a leg kick. Close round. 10-9 Luque , 19-18 Neal.

Neal shoots for a takedown but Luque defends. They trade in close range. Neal lands a left hand. Neal lands another left hand. Neal lands another big left hand that stuns Luque. Neal wobbles Luque with another left hand. Neal lands a flurry against the fence and then drops Luque with a left hand and it's over as Luque face plants to the mat. What a finish and showing by Neal!

Official Result- Geoff Neal def. Vicente Luque by knockout (punches) at 2:01 of Round 3

> Light Heavyweights- #6 Thiago Santos (22-10, 14-9 UFC) vs. #10 Jamahal Hill (10-1 1 NC, 4-1 1 NC UFC)

Santos lands a leg kick. He lands another. Both looking to land punches but Santos is circling away. Santos goes for a takedown as he pushes it against the fence. They remain clinched but there isn't much happening until there's a groin strike. They get back to action and Hill pressing forward. Hill tries to land but Santos circles away. They trade and Hill connects with a punch. Santos with a spin kick. They trade late. 10-9 Santos.

Hill with a leg kick. He lands another. He lands a third. They trade high kicks. Hill with a leg kick then lands a jab. Santos with a body kick. Santos gets a takedown but Hill quickly works his way up. They're clinched and Santos tries for a takedown but they break and both are landing. Hill hurts Santos with a punch and Santos goes for another takedown as they clinch. They break. Hill lands a right hook. Santos lands a left hand. Santos with a right hand. Hill just misses a head kick. Hill pressing forward and lands a right hook. Santos with a leg kick. Both land and Hill wobbles Santos with a right hook. They trade late. 10-9 Hill, 19-19.

Hill with a body kick. Santos shoots for the takedown and is able to finish it. Hill gets up. Hill with an elbow as Santos is trying to get it back down. Santos gets it down and tries to get the back but Hill slips out. Santos goes back for the takedown against the fence. Santos gets it back down. He gets the back as they get to their feet. Santos with a knee to the leg of Hill. Santos gets it back down and takes the back. They get to their feet and both look gassed out. Hill lands some knees and they break but they clinch back up against the fence. Santos working for the takedown and Hill lands a right hand. Santos with a body shot and Hill with a knee. Santos gets it back down late. 10-9 Santos, 29-28 Santos.

Santos with a leg kick then Hill returns fire with a leg kick. Hill lands a right hand and then tees off with a flurry against the fence. Santos fires back and lands. Hill lands a left hand. Santos with a body kick. Hill lands a flurry as Santos was running away. They trade big shots inside the pocket. Hill has Santos wobbled and Santos falls to the mat. Hill gets on top and is landing trying to finish. Santos defending but Hill starts landing big shots and lands some elbows and it gets stopped by Herb Dean! What a finish from Hill as he capitalizes on Santos being hurt. Big win for Hill!

Official Result- Jamahal Hill def. Thiago Santos by TKO (strikes) at 2:31 of Round 4