UFC Vegas 13 had a crazy main event that saw the promotion’s #3 rated 205-pounder, Glover Teixeira, overcome being hurt and dropped to dominate on the ground — to being dropped agin just to rally and realize a third-round submission over the #1 ranked, Thiago Santos. This was such a wild ride, with plenty of momentum swings and near-finishes. At 41-years-of-age Teixeira has now posted up five consecutive wins. Perhaps a title shot will be in his future?
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of Glover Teixeira’s submission of Thiago Santos:
Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira, Round 3
Teixeira shoots but is rebuffed. Santos drops Teixeira with a right hook! WHOA! He’s on top trying to get free to finish, but Glover is tying him up. Santos finally gets his hands free and lands some big shots, but Glover was able to reverse position! He sinks a choke! IT’S OVER! THAT WAS CRAZY!
Glover Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos via submission (rear naked choke), 1:49 of round 3