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.
UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs Teixeira Prelims
Men’s bantamweight: Gustavo Lopez (16-6, 1-1) defeats Anthony Birchak (15-7, 0-1 UFC) by first-round rear-naked choke
Welterweight: Max Griffin (16-8, 4-6 UFC) defeats Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3, 0-1 UFC) by third-round TKO
Men’s featherweight: Darren Elkins (26-9, 15-8 UFC) defeats Eduardo Garagorri (13-2, 1-2 UFC) by third-round rear-naked choke
Heavyweight: Alexandr Romanov (13-0, 2-0 UFC) defeats Marcos Rogerio de Lima (17-2-1, 6-5 UFC) by first-round submission
Middleweight: Trevin Giles (12-2, 3-2 UFC) defeats Bevon Lewis (7-2, 1-2 UFC) via third round TKO
Strawweight: Yan Xiaonan (12-1, 5-0 UFC) defeats Claudia Gadelha 18-4, 7-4 UFC) via unanimous decision
Men’s featherweight: Giga Chikadze (11-2, 4-0 UFC) defeats Jamey Simmons (7-2, 0-0 UFC) via first-round TKO
Men’s bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos (15-1, 4-0 UFC) defeats Khalid Taha (13-2 1 NC, 1-1 1 NC UFC) via unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (29-19 1 NC, 18-14 1 NC UFC) defeats Tanner Boser (19-6-1, 3-1 UFC) via unanimous decision
Light heavyweight: Glover Teixeira (31-7, 14-5 UFC) defeats Thiago Santos (21-7, 13-6 UFC) via RNC in the third round