Santos VS Teixeira was a hell of a fight

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by lobk, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Santos is a freaking beast and some of the punches Teixeira ate would have stop other guys. Teixeira game was to take Santos down and ground and pound. I thought Teixeira was going to get stop in rnd 3 when Santos got on top of him but Santos blew his load and Teixeira flip him and got the choke.

    Great main event!!
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  2. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Glover Teixeira is on a tear!
    5 fight win streak.

    And now the nr1 contender.
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  3. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

    Dec 3, 2017
    Was a good performance by Teixeira he did well to survive the first round and then get out of trouble again to get the choke.

    Ramiz Brahimaj Vs max griffin was crazy, the poor fella Brahimaj’s ear almost fell off!
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  4. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Teixeira has always been outstanding on the ground and that got him the victory. Considering his age his skills are still superb.
  5. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    I really wanna see Glover vs Jan but the UFC wants to set up Adesanya vs Jones so their def gonna do Izzy vs Jan when Glover def deserves a title shot at this point. I bet they'll do Glover vs Reyes While Izzy fights Jan
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  6. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep New Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2019
    Just watched the fight. In a way, I think this a legacy defining fight for Glover. He showed not just incredible heart surviving the two times he got rocked, but incredible instinct in continuing to wrestle his way thorough it. Especially the second time, when he used Santos opening up to scramble to top position.

    Glover used a right hand, that connected solidly, to beautifully transition to a double leg take down. He tried it again the next round, and Santos saw it coming and was able to get underhooks, then catch him cold with the left hand after the failed left knee. Shows you that no matter how effective a technique is, it's dangerous to go back to well too many times, or even just one time, when your opponent has the ability to make mid fight adjustments.

    Glover once against showed how devastating is ground and pound is. He might not be the biggest puncher, but he’s a solid one, but combined with his heavy, heavy pressure from the top, he just relentlessly beats the crap out of people from the top. And once he opens you up with his ground and pound, he’s an excellent finisher with his jiu-jitsu. I actually gave Glover a 10-7 round in the second considering the choke was complete sunk in and he already had a 10-8 round from all the damage he did on top.

    When you look at the fact that guy has a winning percentage of 82% this late in his career, you have to think of him as a pretty good fighter, if not a great one. The only thing missing is a UFC title. Still, as good as he looked, I hope he stops soon. He’s had some hard fights and he’s 41 years old. One more try at the title and then call it good, imho.
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