UFC On ESPN+ 40 Video Highlights : Thiago Santos Vs Glover Teixeira

 

Glover Teixeira has in his late surge in the UFC, made himself a top contender by first stopping Anthony Smith and now, Thiago Santos in the third round of UFC On ESPN+ 40.

Teixeira, who recently celebrated his 41st birthday has now taken out two recent former title challengers in his bid for his second title shot. His first shot came in back in six years ago against the then light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Teixeira was more of a shock absorber in the fight, absorbing devastating shots from Santos. Those shots were capable of taking down even the top Light Heavyweights. However, he was able to hold on and was able to secure his fifth straight win.

Santos was sent to the canvas with one of the first shots from Santos and his fellow countryman, sensing he could get a very quick night, followed up the drop with a flurry on the canvas, but just as it seems all was lost, Teixeira found a way to get back in the fight, scored a takedown of his own and fought with half guard till the end of the round.

Teixeira took over the fight from them, scored two takedowns, early in the second round and was able to dominate a round that looked 10-8. Towards the end of the round, Teixeira went for the rear naked choke but Santos got saved by the bell and needed time to recover before moving over to his corner.

That wasn’t the end of Santos as he uncorked one hell of a left hook on Teixeira, sending him to the canvas in the third round, followed it up with a flurry of big punches but gassed out and when Teixeira noticed, he reversed the position, took the top spot and went for the rear naked choke. Teixeira tapped and that was the end.

Teixeira scored his 27th professional stoppage victory with the win and is tapped for the next title shot after six years since the first.

UFC On ESPN+ 40 :Thiago Santos Vs Glover Teixeira took place on November 7th in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex. Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira battles out one of the best recent light heavyweight fights and the later took home the victory. The event Aired live in ESPN. Check Out the video highlights above.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Glover Teixeira of Brazil punches Thiago Santos of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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