Teixeira submits Santos, wants title shot

Glover Teixeira (yellow shorts) wants a title fight for the first time in over six years, after submitting Brazilian compatriot Thiago Santos via a rear-naked choke in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Saturday. The 41-year-old came b
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Glover Teixeira wants a title fight for the first time in over six years, after submitting Brazilian compatriot Thiago Santos via a rear-naked choke in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 41-year-old came back from Santos' heavy punches to end the contest in the third round. His fifth straight win puts his record at 32-7 and could give him a shot at the light heavyweight title against Jan Blachowicz.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2020, with the headline 'Teixeira submits Santos, wants title shot'. Subscribe