The UFC is looking at Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira to headline the fight night event on September 12. This is a fight between two mixed martial artists who are want to revenge their losses against current champion Jon Jones. The winner of this fight will line himself up for a shot at the light heavyweight title. The Santos vs Teixeira betting tips indicate that it will be a tough and close fight between two veterans of the sport. Who has the upper hand coming into the fight? Let us find out.
Santos Slightly Unhappy with the Matchup
Thiago Santos is currently one of the best mixed martial artists in the lightweight division. The Brazilian has a record of 21 wins and 7 losses and is ranked number 2 in the UFC rankings. After sustaining a knee injury in his last fight against champion Jon Jones, Santos spent the past year recovering and rehabilitating from knee surgery. Although he tore his ACL and MCL early in the fight, Marreta showed heart and durability by giving Jones one of his toughest fights. It was a very close fight as one of the judges scored it for Santos while the other two scored it for Jones. Since that fight, Santos has been marketing for a rematch with Jones as he was injured early in the fight and came close to defeating the champion.
The UFC on the other hand had different plans for Santos. The Brazilian must go through Glover Teixeira for another shot at the title. Commenting on this fight, Santos said “Not exactly what we wanted. My desire was an act of revenge against Jones or go straight for the interim belt against Dominick Reyes”. Nevertheless, Online sportsbook sites in the US placed him as a favorite in the upcoming Santos vs Teixeira betting odds. For instance, odds of him winning on 22BET are 1.36.
Will Teixeira Continue His Winning Streak? Santos vs Teixeira Betting Tips
Mixed Martial Artist veteran Glover Teixeira currently holds a record of 31 wins and 7 losses. At such a late stage of his career, Teixeira resurrected himself by winning the last four fights. This winning streak pushed him to the number five spot in the rankings. A win over a fighter with the caliber of Santos will certainly earn him a shot at the belt. So, what strategy will Teixeira implement? Although he has shown a significant improvement in his striking game, Teixeira will probably take the fight to the ground. He is a submission artist with eight submission wins on his resume. Therefore, he will be looking to finish Santos on the ground. On 22BET, the Santos vs Teixeira betting odds for Teixeira to get his fifth consecutive win are 3.175.