Last night saw the UFC return back to Vegas, with a fight that could potentially put a spanner in the works between Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz. The two are set to face off for the Light Heavyweight title, but headlining the card was the Number 1 and Number 3 ranked fighters in the division.
Number 1 ranked, Thiago Santos had not fought since July 2019, when he lost a narrow decision to the then Champion, Jon Jones. Whereas number 3 ranked, Glover Teixeira has stringed together four straight wins since 2019 and was looking to make it five.
Below are the results:
Glover Teixeira def. Thiago Santos via 3rd round Submission.
Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser via Unanimous Decision.
Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha via Unanimous Decision.
Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons via 1st round TKO.
Yan Xiaonan def. Claudia Gadelha via Unanimous Decision.
Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis via 3rd round TKO.
Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via 1st round Submission.
Darren Elkins def. Eduardo Garagorri via 3rd round Submission.
Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj via 3rd round TKO.
Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak via 1st round Submission.
Ian Heinisch vs. Brendan Allen – fight canceled.