UFC light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos will return to the Octagon after a seventeen-month hiatus to take on fellow Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Vegas 13.
This is an important fight for the light heavyweight division as the winner could take on the UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
Thiago Santos holds a knockout win over the current light heavyweight champion and he will be gunning for a rematch against him. With that being said, Santos is coming off of a long layoff following a severe knee injury suffered at the hands of Jon Jones at UFC 239 last July.
On the other hand, Glover is having a late resurgence in his career, as he is riding on a four-fight winning streak with three of them coming inside the distance. In his last fight, which took place in May earlier this year, he put on a clinic against Anthony Smith, thoroughly beating him throughout the fight and ultimately knocking him out in the fifth round.
The MMA betting odds have Thiago Santos has the heavy favourite despite the long layoff.
In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski takes on Tanner Boser.
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Now let’s get back to the UFC Vegas 13 card.
Light Heavyweight: Thiago Santos (1.40) vs Glover Teixeira (3.00)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Thiago Santos wins outright.
Props: Thiago Santos wins via stoppage (KO/TKO/Sub)
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (3.30) vs Tanner Boser (1.33)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Tanner Boser wins outright.
Props: Tanner Boser wins via stoppage (KO/TKO/Sub)
Middleweight: Ian Heinisch (1.90) vs Brenden Allen (1.90)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Brenden Allen wins outright.
Props: Brenden Allen wins via decision.
Strawweight: Claudia Gadhela (2.20) vs Xiaonan Yan (1.66)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Xiaonan Yan wins outright.
Props: Xianon Yan wins via knockout.
Bantamweight: Khalid Taha (3.60) vs Raoni Barcelos (1.28)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Raoni Barcelos wins outright.
Props: Raoni Barcelos wins via stoppage (KO/TKO/Sub)