Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos brought a slugfest in their fight.
The showdown served as the major occasion of the UFC on ESPN+ 40 occasion on Saturday night (November 7, 2020) from UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As noticed in the fight, Teixeira showed that he’s truly difficult as Santos clipped him with a combo and Teixeira pushed forward to finally get a takedown. So get this, Glover dominated the 2nd spherical with his ground and pound. Santos comes out of the 3rd spherical scorching and dropped the vet only for Glover to get on major in again mount to complete him with a rear-naked choke.
This was an crucial contest for both of those men. Much more notably it could serve as a #1 contender battle even though recent light-weight heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz is supposed to fight middleweight king Israel Adesanya. So, it could be a moment before this title shot can truly be utilised.
Santos had also been on the sidelines for over a 12 months as he previous fought when he finished up dropping a split final decision decline to then-UFC light heavyweight winner Jon Jones at the UFC 239 shell out-for each-look at celebration in July 2019.
There have been also delays with this struggle finding booked. It was meant to take position on September 12th, but nixed and rescheduled for the party the pursuing thirty day period, but that was also pushed again just after Teixeira examined favourable for COVID-19 a 7 days prior to the combat. Santos later analyzed favourable for the sickness.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the consequence of this combat: