The Octagon returned to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 13, a 10-bout struggle card headlined by Thiago Silva taking on Glover Teixeira.
Santos (21-8 MMA) was returning to action for the initially time since UFC 239 in July of 2019, where he experienced a break up-final decision setback in his energy to dethrone Jon Jones of the promotions light-weight heavyweight title. Prior to the setback, which left ‘Marreta’ needing knee surgical procedures, the Brazilian experienced strung together a four-combat winning streak. Through that spectacular run Thiago Santos had picked up a TKO victory around reigning gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
Meanwhile, Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC Vegas 13 party seeking to build off the momentum from his current TKO victory about Anthony Smith back again in May perhaps. The previous light heavyweight title challenger, Teixeira, had gained 4 fights in a row forward of tonight’s very expected function headliner.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 13 primary occasion proved to be a wild back and forth affair. Thiago Santos was able to rating a pair of knockdowns in the course of the contest but could not set the veteran in Teixeira away. As an alternative, Glover would make some timely takedowns which he employed to protected a fight-ending submission victory in round 3.
The rest of the UFC Vegas 13 combat card also shipped with some memorable scraps and jaw-dropping finishes.
Adhering to the summary of the party, UFC officials introduced at the put up-combat press conference that four fighters would be having property functionality bonuses.
Battle of the night: Bantamweight fighters Raoni Barcelos and Khalid Taha each individual pocketed an excess $50k for their incredible battle on tonight’s most important card. Following fifteen minutes of thrilling motion, Taha was awarded the unanimous decision victory from the judges in attendance.
Efficiency of the night: Giga Chikadze acquired an excess $50k for his to start with spherical knockout victory more than Jamey Simmons. Chikadze linked with a head kick midway by means of the opening round that dropped Jamey and then promptly shut out the combat with floor and pound.
Performance of the night time: Alexander Romanov picked up an further $50k for his to start with round submission acquire about Marcos Rogerio De Lima. The undefeated heavyweight prospect finished the fight with a forearm choke, a submission rarely noticed in the UFC.
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This post first appeared on BJPENN.com November 7, 2020