Two top light heavyweights will go to war. They will earn the right to contend for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship held by Jan Blachowicz. In this match, the number one contender Thiago Santos will fight against third-ranked contender Glover Teixeira. They will be headlining this coming UFC on ESPN 17. The match will happen on Saturday, November 7 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription will make it possible for eager UFC fans. This fight promises a lot of explosions inside the octagon but Top Online Sportsbook has Glover Teixeira as the underdog to the surging Thiago Santos.
UFC on ESPN 17: Santos vs. Teixeira Betting Information
Thiago Santos has been on one of the biggest stages in the UFC as he battled arguably the best MMA fighter of all time Jon Jones in UFC 239 back in July 2019 which is also his last fight in the organization. With Jones out, the UFC Light Heavyweight championship seems open for contention. A title shot against Glover Teixeira could very well be it. Santos took down reigning champion Jan Blachowicz. The fight resulted in a TKO in the third round. Santos defeated other top light heavyweights, paving his way to this fight . These include Jimi Manuwa, Eryk Sanders, Kevin Holland and Anthony Smith.
Glover Teixeira is already 41 years old but he has proven that he has a lot left in his tank by winning his last four fights in the light heavyweight division. Added to the list of victories inclues Anthony Smith, whom he beat in May 2020. Teixeira succeeded in beating Nikita Krylov, Ion Cutelaba and Karl Roberson in that four-match winnings streak. Teixeira won many wars and lost some of them. Back in April 2014, he fought a younger Jon Jones and lost by unanimous decision.
Santos vs. Teixeira Betting Numbers
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Win by KO/TKO||71%||58%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.44||3.74|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||2.19||3.87|
Santos vs. Teixeira Summary
Bettors can expect Santos to dominate despite not fighting for more than a year. This is the only concern for him heading to this fight with Glover Teixeira. Do expect Teixeira to go full speed. He is itching to get that title shot as well. Still, UFC Odds states that Santos is the safer bet in this matchup.
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