Call him Ageless Wonder because at the age of 41, Glover Teixeira He may be the best he has ever been.
He had to come out courtesy of a pair of knockdowns Thiago Santos At the UFC Vegas 13 main event, Teixeira pulled the nude chowk behind to submit the former title contender and won for the fifth time in a row overall. With the third round ending at 1:49, Teixeira once again took a decisive step towards her own aspirations to compete for UFC gold.
“His nickname is ‘Sledgehammer.’ I can tell you that every punch this guy throws is a sledgehammer, “Teixeira said of Santos after the victory.” It’s amazing to fight him. “
Before the end, Teixeira is gunning for a knockout with every punch he throws through the opening exchange with Santos. The huge shot connected with the Brazilian opening shot, which got Teixeira in trouble, with Santos blitching with power punches looking for him to finish.
Texiera fell to the canvas after a series of punches, but the cunning veteran quickly grabs one leg for survival and quickly pulls back. On the field, Teixeira dominated while striking Santos and constantly trying to increase his position.
As the fight progressed, Teixeira learned a lesson by avoiding swapping with Santos on his feet and immediately took the fight back to the ground. Teeksira slammed into Santos from above, relentlessly giving his fellow Brazilian a chance to breathe.
As time went on in the second round, Teixeira switched to the mount and pulled back where the naked choke on the back was locked. It seemed the end was near, but Santos came up to the horn, which allowed him to continue.
The inability to keep Santos away after “Maretta” removed an evil counter left arm early in the third round put the 41-year-old veteran back on the mat. This time it rained a punch on Santos, but Teixeira once again demonstrated his astonishing durability, facing the storm before he could reverse positions.
Once he regained control, he did not waste time searching for the Texiera offering and had no choice but to press it when Santos first stuck his face on the canvas, with the naked choke locked behind him. He won five fights in a row to retain himself to fight for the title after returning from his last chance in 2014.
Most recently, the UFC president Dana White Announced Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya Blachovic moves up to 205 pounds to challenge, but Tykshira is clearly making his claim in the hope of jumping the line for title shot scrutiny.
“Dana White, come on man, I’m an old man here,” Teixeira said with a smile. “You’re about to give the shot [Israel] Adesanya and should I wait? Five fights in a row defeating these young men. It’s not that easy. Give me that title shot. ”