UFC Vegas 13 Results: Santos vs. Teixeira

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LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs. Teixeira Results throughout the night (Sat. 7th. November 2020) from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One-time UFC light heavyweight title challengers, Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos, and Glover Teixeira headline tonight’s event in ‘Sin City’ – hoping to stamp their respective tickets as the next contender to Jan Blachowicz‘s 205-pound throne, albeit after the rise of middleweight champion, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya.

Returning to action from a slew of major leg and knee injuries suffered in his tight five-round affair with two-time champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones back in July of last year at UFC 239, 36-year-old bruiser, Santos dropped his first defeat at 205-pounds in his razor-thin decision loss to Jones.

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Making a timely rise to title challenger status, the American Top Team trainee had blasted through Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa, and scored a knockout victory over current best, the aforenoted, Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night Prague back in February of last year.

41-year-old Minas Gerais favourite, Teixeira would not only book his place in a second light heavyweight title fight under the promotion’s banner with a win over Santos, but would also secure his eye-catching fifth straight win. The poised boxer and grappler completely descimated common-opponent, Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville in May, adding to a winning run which includes prior victories over Nikita Krylov, Ion Cutelaba, an Karl Roberson.

In the night’s co-main event, veteran former UFC heavyweight kingpin, Andrei ‘The Pitbull’ Arlovski returns for the second time this year, as he welcomes Canadian division prospect, Tanner ‘The Bulldozer’ Boser.

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Sharing the above mentioned Jacksonville card with Teixeira, Arlovski returned to winning ways with a unanimous decision win over Philippe Lins.

Hoping to score his third consecutive win, Boser rebounded from a unanimous decision loss to fellow prospect, Ciryl Gane, with a pair of knockout victories of his own both common-opposition, Lins and Raphael Pessoa, in June and July this year, respectively.

Check out our UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs. Teixeira results below. Also, make sure to follow along with us on Twitter at @LowKick_MMA.

UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs. Teixeira Results

Main Card: (ESPN+ – 10 p.m. ET)

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Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira def. Thiago Santos via third-round rear-naked choke (1:49)

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Featherweight: Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons via first-round knockout (3:51)

Women’s Strawweight: Yan Xiaonan def. Cláudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ – 4 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis via third-round knockout (1:26)

Heavyweight: Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogério de Lima via first-round forearm choke (4:48)

Featherweight: Darren Elkins def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri via third-round rear-naked choke (2:22)

Welterweight: Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj via third-round referee stoppage (2:03)

Bantamweight: Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak via first-round rear-naked choke (2:43)

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