Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the UFC VEGAS 13: ‘SANTOS VS TEIXEIRA’ event, which was broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada’s #UFCAPEX Center. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
Tonight, Sat., Nov. 7th., 2020, the UFC showcased a card featuring a Light Heavyweight bout. We had Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Glover Teixeira going at it in the main event of the UFC VEGAS 13 card.
Overall, this 10-bout card saw three swift finishes in Rd 1, four submissions, a total of three KO/TKOs, & three decisions. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Giga Chikadze and Alexander Romanov; FOTN honors went to Raoni Barcelos vs. Khalid Taha tonight. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you, we even almost watched an ear ripped off a guy, crazy!
Thiago Santos, entered the octagon as the #1 Ranked UFC Light HeavyWeight, making him an easy favorite, despite having lost his last bout against Jon Jones at UFC 239; via controversial Split Decision back in July of 2019. Prior to that, he was on a four-fight win streak. He now holds a 21-7 record. The 36-year-old Brazilian brawler fighting with the Tata Fight Team in Rio, was pitted up against our opponent, the #3 current best Light Heavyweight veteran: Glover Teixeira. Our Brazilian-American combatant, was on a four-fight win streak, holding an impressive 31-7 fight record, and entered the octagon a slight underdog. The 41-year-old grappler had no height or reach advantage going for him in his efforts to defeat Santos tonight, as they are both 6’2” tall with a 76” reach... but that didn’t matter when it was all said and done.
Also on the card, a HeavyWeight scrap for our co-main event; it was a battle between the younger competitor, Tanner ‘The Bulldozer’ Boser, who entered the octagon a moderate favorite with his two-fight win streak, boasting a 19-6 record at 29-years of age; taking on a solid competitor in fight veteran, Andrei ‘The Pitbull’ Arlovski, with a 29-19 fight record, long in the tooth - at 41-years of age, coming at this bout under the banner of American Top Team; having won his last bout against Philipe Lins earlier this year in May, via Unanimous Decision. As if that’s not enough, we also had an exciting, heavily-anticipated women’s StrawWeight tilt between Cláudia ‘Claudinha’ Gadelha, who faced off against up-and-comer, Xiaonan ‘Nine’ Yan - which was preceded by a fully-packed undercard; Join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the UFC VEGAS 13: ‘SANTOS VS TEIXEIRA’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+/ESPN2 MAIN CARD | SAT. NOV 7
10. 205lbs - Glover Teixeira (32-7) DEF. Thiago Santos (21-8) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 1:49 of Rd 3 of 5, Total 11:49
9. 265lbs - Andrei Arlovski (30-19) DEF. Tanner Boser (19-7) - DEC, Unanimous
8. 135lbs - Raoni Barcelos (16-1) DEF. Khalid Taha (13-3) - DEC, Unanimous
185lbs - Ian Heinisch (14-3) vs Brendan Allen (15-3) (Cancelled: Heinisch tested positive for COVID-19)
7. 145lbs - Giga Chikadze (12-2) DEF. Jamey Simmons (7-3) - KO/TKO, Head Kick to G & P at 3:51 of Rd 1
6. 115lbs - Xiaonan Yan (13-1) DEF. Cláudia Gadelha (18-5) - DEC, Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Raoni Barcelos vs. Khalid Taha
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Giga Chikadze 2. Alexander Romanov
5. 185lbs - Trevin Giles (13-2) DEF. Bevon Lewis (7-3) - KO/TKO, Punches at 1:26 of Rd 3, Total 11:26
4. 265lbs - Alexander Romanov (13-0) DEF. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (17-7) - SUB, Forearm Choke at 4:48 of Rd 1
3. 145lbs - Darren Elkins (25-9) DEF. Eduardo Garagorri (13-2) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:22 of Rd 3, Total 12:22
2. 170lbs - Max Griffin (16-8) DEF. Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3) - KO/TKO, Elbow (Ear Injury) at 2:03 of Rd 3, Total 12:03
1. 135lbs - Gustavo Lopez (12-5) DEF. Anthony Birchak (15-7) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:43 of Rd 1
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