UFC Vegas 13 could be a barn burner before it is complete. Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira will face each other for the chance to fight for the championship. The winner is likely to compete against Jan Blachowicz for the title.
Santos enters after a bout in September of 2018 and February 2019 on short notice and did very well. Then came a planned for the light heavyweight title against Jon Jones. Santos came up short but also injured himself int he fight but continued with torn ACL’s and other injuries. Teixeira is 41 years old and ha been doing very well recently with submission wins over Roberson and Cutelaba along with a split win against Nikita Krylov. Then he finished with a dominating win over Anthony Smith.
UFC Vegas Prediction
Santos had won five of his latest six UFC competitions and Teixeira has also lost to Jon Jones. Both fighters are physical specimens and high accuracy percentages. The number to watch comes from Teixera high rate of take downs and Santos high accuracy of not being allowed to be taken down. It boils down to a healed Santos or a tentative game plan from him. We will believe in Thiago Santos and the odds.
Odds: Santos -228, Teixeira +185
Take Santos in unanimous decision
UFC Vegas 13 Undercard Odds
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Giga Chikadze (-485) vs. Jamey Simmons (+385)
Alexander Romanov (-335) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (+275)
Darren Elkins (-230) vs. Eduardo Garagorri (+190)
Max Griffin (-145) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (+125)
Sarah Moras (-185) vs. Vanessa Melo (+160)
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