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Who won Teixeira vs Santos?
Glover Teixeira beat Thiago Santos by submission in the 3rd round, during the main event of UFC Vegas 13, on Saturday 7th November 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Teixeira vs Santos stats
Glover Teixeira stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Thiago Santos made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had advantage in power over Teixeira, with a 71% knock out percentage over Teixeira's 58%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 4 years, at 41 years old.
Teixeira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 77 to Santos' 61.
Teixeira vs Santos form
Teixeira had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
He had been beaten by Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Santos had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jon Jones at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by split decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had won against Kevin Holland at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Thiago Santos had been fighting more than Glover Teixeira.
Going to this contest, Glover Teixeira had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 4 days ago, while Thiago Santos' last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 11 days ago.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.