Glover Teixeira put on a solid display at UFC Vegas 13 against Thiago Santos and improved his record to 32-7 with the latest in a five-fight winning streak that now includes two of the most recent title-challengers. Not only is Teixeira seeing a surge in his career at the age of 41, but he’s also now managed to etch his name into the history books of the UFC Light-Heavyweight division by equaling not one, but two promotional records.
The 2nd degree black belt in BJJ and Luta Livre black belt managed to take Thiago Santos’ back early in the third round and lock up a fight-ending Rear-Naked Choke that gave him his eleventh finish in the division. This is a number that only Ovince St. Preux has managed to reach in the division and the finish also gave Teixeira his fifth submission win since joining the UFC back in 2012. Quite a few men have reached this mark at Light-Heavyweight, Paul Craig, Misha Cirkunov, Jon Jones, and the aforementioned St. Preux, although nobody has surpassed it as yet.
Considering Glover Teixeira made the move to the UFC quite late in his career at 33 and already with an 18-2 record, it’s incredibly impressive that he’s managed to continue fighting at the highest level for so long, and for so many more fights. Not only is he still competing at the highest levels, but his performance at UFC Vegas 13 might just have earned him another title shot.
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