Glover Teixeira survives early onslaught to submit Thiago Santos in round three at UFC Vegas 13

Glover Teixeira lands ground and pound on Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 13.

Thiago Santos releases statement apologizing to fans, believes Glover Teixeira should get next title shot

Thiago Santos is in the camp that Glover Teixeira should be fighting Jan Blachowicz next, not Israel Adesanya.

In the main event of UFC Vegas 13 on Saturday, Teixeira turned back the clock once again. There, he earned a third-round submission win over Santos. The victory extended his winning streak to three. For Santos, it was his second loss in a row, and after the event took to Twitter to apologize to his fans for his performance.

“I’m so disappointed by myself, I didn’t anything what I have trained, I wasn’t there. I just wanna say sorry to my coaches, my family and everyone who support me. thank you God for everything in my life, I am so blessed, nothing can change my faith,” Santos wrote in his statement.

It was no doubt a tough loss for Thiago Santos who was returning since his split decision loss to Jon Jones at UFC 239 in July of 2019. He needed double knee surgery and it was a long time coming for him, but unfortunately, he fell just short.

Although he was disappointed in his performance, he did release another statement praising Glover Teixeira and saying the Brazilian should be fighting for the belt next.

I wanna say congratulations to my opponent @gloverteixeira, he did what needed to do, he is a beast and so good guy, I learned a lot with that fight. I hope that @ufc give him the title shot, he deserve that,” Santos added.

Thiago Santos is now 3-2 since moving up to light heavyweight after starting out 3-0 with knockout wins over Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa, and Jan Blachowicz. The Brazilian is still a top-contender at light heavyweight. So, he will likely get another top-10 opponent next and could very well be two wins away from getting another crack at UFC gold once again.

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