Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira fight preview

UFC Fight Night 177: Santos vs. Teixeira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Thiago “Marreta” Santos will take on Glover Teixeira in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 177 card.

In this post, we will break down Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 36-year-old, Thiago Santos is coming in with a 21-7-0 record. Santos will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Jon Jones at UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos in July.

Teixeira, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Anthony Smith on July 6, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira and holds a 31-7-0 record.

Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira
36
Age
40
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 2″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
76″
Reach
76″
21-7-0
Record
31-7-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Thiago Santos has an orthodox fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 40-year-old, Glover Teixeira is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Thiago Santos:
→ Santos’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Santos lands 4.44 significant strikes per minute.
→ Santos’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Santos’s takedown average is 0.83 per 15 minutes.
→ Santos’s takedown defense is 68%.

Santos comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.44 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Teixeira fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 3.74 significant strikes per minute. Thiago Santos also has a 40% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.83 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Teixeira’s 1.87 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Glover Teixeira:
→ Teixeira’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Teixeira lands 3.74 significant strikes per minute.
→ Teixeira’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Teixeira’s takedown average is 1.87 per 15 minutes.
→ Teixeira’s takedown defense is 60%.

Glover spent on average 9:06 minutes in the Octagon and Thiago has an average fight time of 7:36 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 177 is live in , who do you think will win, Thiago or Glover? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 177: Santos vs. Teixeira
Date
September 12, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira

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