Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira Pick, 11/7/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 13 Odds
Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira
UFC Vegas 13
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Thiago Santos will enter the Octagon with Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13 on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The opener has Santos at -240 while Teixeira is at +200.
Thiago "Marreta" Santos walks into the cage holding a record of 21-7-0. The 36-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Glover Teixeira stands 6'2" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 31-7-0. The 41-year-old reaches 76". With respect to significant strikes, Thiago Santos lands 4.44 per min while Glover Teixeira lands 3.74 significant strikes per min. Santos is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he tries while Teixeira is connecting on 47%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Marreta" allows 2.19 significant strikes per min while Teixeira allows 3.87. Santos also deflects 57% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Teixeira thwarts 55% of the strikes thrown his way.
Regarding wrestling, Thiago Santos is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.83 times per 3 rds. Santos is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of the times he tries and thwarting 68% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Teixeira is scoring a takedown on 38% of his takedown attempts and stopping 60% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Santos is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.1 submissions per 3 rds while Teixeira tries 0.9 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Thiago Santos fought Jon Jones and ended up losing the fight by split decision in round 5. Jones ended up landing 59 of 90 total strikes that he let go. Santos walked away from this fight having landed 43 of 166 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Jones ended up landing 59 of 90, which means his percentage was 65%. He finished the fight landing 11 of 32 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Santos ended up landing 25% of his significant strikes by landing 43 of 166. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 9 of 92 pointed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Jones and 97% of them landed by Santos were tallied at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Glover Teixeira, he went up against Anthony Smith and wound up getting the victory via punches to the head from the mount position in round 5. Smith connected on 98% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Teixeira connected on 45% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Teixeira landed 61% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 138 of 226. He ended up landing 112 of 192 significant strikes to the head. Smith ended up landing 86 of 210 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 63 of 171 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Smith was 87 of 212 while Teixeira ended up landing 202 of 297 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Andrei Arlovski enters the Octagon against Tanner Boser. Arlovski walks into the cage with a mark of 29-19-0. The 41-year-old will fight at 240 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 77". Boser stands 6'2" and will fight at 255 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 19-6-1. The 29-year-old stretches 75". In terms of takedowns, Andrei Arlovski takes his opponents to the mat 0.50 times per 3 rds while Tanner Boser gets a takedown 0.30 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Arlovski connects for an average of 3.54 strikes per min and landing 44% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Tanner Boser, who tags the opposition on 54% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 4.54 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Khalid Taha is set to clash with Raoni Barcelos. Barcelos steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-1-0. The 33-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Taha comes in at 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old reaches 69". Regarding takedowns, Raoni Barcelos deflects 83% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is scoring a takedown on 58% of his attempts. Taha is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of the tries he takes and defends against 63% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Barcelos takes 4.46 strikes/min and he is connecting on 4.79 strikes per minute. Taha, in contrast, absorbs 2.29 strikes/min and dishes out 2.64 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Thiago Santos (-240)
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