UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira: date, location and fight card

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The UFC has returned from Fight Island and continues a series of events with upcoming UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira. The tournament features 10 bouts and will be streamed live around the world.

When and where will UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira take place?

The event’s prelims start on November 7 at 05:00 PM EST. The competition is to be held at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira will be live on ESPN+ and UFC TV. UFC Fight Pass subscribers will get access to the broadcast as well.

UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira: main card

The main card will be opened by heavyweights Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Alexander Romanov, who are currently ranked 30th and 38th in the 265-pound division respectively. MMA veteran Andrei Arlovski with a record of 29-19, 2 no contests is set to face former Unified MMA champion Tanner Boser. The third bout in the main card will feature top strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Xiaonan Yan who are looking forward to fighting the reigning queen Weili Zhang. Young prospect Brendan Allen will meet experienced martial artist Ian Heinisch in the co-main event of the evening.

Light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira will headline the event. Santos has not fought since losing Jon Jones in a title bout in July 2019. Thiago suffered several knee injuries and did rehab. Teixeira is on a 4-fight win streak and has earned 2 bonuses for the performance in the last 3 bouts. Glover is ranked third at light heavyweight, while Thiago takes first place.

UFC Fight Night Santos vs Teixeira: prelims

The list of preliminary contests is as follows:

  1. Raoni Barcelos vs Khalid Taha;
  2. Darren Elkins vs Eduardo Garagorri;
  3. Gustavo Lopez vs Felipe Colares;
  4. Max Griffin vs Ramiz Brahimaj;
  5. Trevin Giles vs Bevon Lewis.

The prelims are not packed with big names. However, a middleweight bout between Trevin Giles and Bevon Lewis promises to be fascinating. In 2020, both fighters gained victories and cut off 2-fight losing streaks. Trevin has a whopping 83% finish rate, Bevon won 43% of bouts by KO/TKO. Therefore, the bout will unlikely reach the time limit.