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Santos vs Teixeira: Fight Night Odds & Expert Picks: Santos Returns To Action

Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira Odds

It’s been over a year since Thiago Santos was in action against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title as he returns to take on Glover Teixeira at the UFC Apex Center on November 7.

For the Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira odds, it is Santos who is the favorite with Teixeira being listed as the underdog. We have a full preview, picks and the UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Teixeira odds below.

The Santos fight vs Jones last July resulted in a split decision with one judge actually giving the win to “Marreta.” That was his first loss in the light heavyweight division and he’s looking to get back to a title fight quickly.

It was way back in 2014 when Teixeira fought Jones for the belt but lost via unanimous decision. Now riding a four-fight winning streak and at the ripe age of 41, this is a must-win for Glover if he wants another shot at gold.

Online sportsbook Bovada has released the UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Teixeira odds and has listed Santos as the -250 favorite with Teixeira coming back as the +195 underdog. That means you would have to wager $250 on Santos to profit $100, while a $100 bet on Teixeira would profit you $195.

According to our sports betting calculator, Thiago Santos’ odds of -250 have an implied win probability of 71.43 percent, while Glover Teixeira’s odds of +195 have an implied win probability of 33.9 percent.

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UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Teixeira Odds

  • Light Heavyweight – Thiago Santos (-250) vs Glover Teixeira (+195)
  • Heavyweight – Andrei Arlovski (+240) vs Tanner Boser (-310)
  • Bantamweight – Raoni Barcelos (-370) vs Khalid Taha (+280)
  • Middleweight – Ian Heinisch (-115) vs Brendan Allen (-115)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Claudia Gadelha (+130) vs Yan Xiaonan (-160)
  • Prelims
  • Middleweight – Trevin Giles (-125) vs Bevon Lewis (-105)
  • Heavyweight – Alexandr Romanov (-450) vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (+325)
  • Featherweight – Darren Elkins (-240) vs Eduardo Garagorri (+190)
  • Welterweight – Max Griffin (-145) vs Ramiz Brahimaj (+115)
  • Bantamweight – Felipe Colares (+120) vs Gustavo Lopez (-150)
  • Featherweight – Giga Chikadze (-800) vs Jamey Simmons (+500)
  • Women’s Bantamweight – Sarah Moras (-190) vs Vanessa Melo (+155)

New to betting on the fights? Check out our UFC betting guide to help you get in the action. Also, be sure to keep an eye on our UFC odds page for the latest up-to-date betting lines.

UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs Teixeira Broadcast Information

  • Date/Time: November 7, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: UFC Apex Performance Center
  • Where to Watch: ESPN2, ESPN+

Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Thiago Santos-250
Glover Teixeira+195

Before losing to Jones last year, Santos (-250) had been on a four-fight winning streak and had won eight of nine, with seven of those being knockouts. Following a streak of six fights in which he alternated wins and losses, Teixeira (+195) has figured something out with four wins in a row, three of them finishes.


Santos: Need to Knows
  • Only seven of Santos’ 28 pro fights have reached the judges’ scorecards and 15 of his 21 pro wins have been by knockout.
  • He has spent much of his UFC career at middleweight but his last four fights have come in the light heavyweight division, including a knockout of current champion Jan Blachowicz.
  • Marreta has good kicks which he mixes up from low to the body to the head and he will even throw spinning kicks. He does his best work at kicking range, though his boxing is nothing to sniff at.
  • When he throws, it’s either a looping powerful punch that is telegraphed or more likely coming from his counters in the pocket where he’s extremely dangerous. He was taken down six times against Eryk Anders in 2018, an outcome that would eliminate much of that power.
  • Santos’ last three fights were Jimi Manuwa (win – knockout), Jan Blachowicz (win – knockout) and Jon Jones (loss – split decision).


Teixeira: Need to Knows
  • The last time Teixeira went on a four-fight winning streak in the UFC, he fought for a title back in 2014. This will be his 19th walk to the Octagon, where he has a 13-5 record and 10 wins by finish.
  • Glover is a well-rounded fighter with the ability to knock his opponents out or take them to the floor and work toward a submission. With many fights under his belt, he knows how to control his pace so he can be dangerous for all five rounds.
  • He is at his most dangerous in boxing range, closing the distance and letting his hands fly. We have seen his hand speed slow as he’s gotten older, but the power remains and with just three knockout losses on his record, he doesn’t fear a brawl with his chin holding up fairly well.
  • Teixeira’s last three fights were Ion Cutelaba (win – submission), Nikita Krylov (win – split decision) and Anthony Smith (win – knockout).

Prediction: Thiago Santos (-250) via knockout

Andrei Arlovski vs Tanner Boser Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Andrei Arlovski+240
Tanner Boser-310

It hasn’t been a pretty run for former champion Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski (+240), going 4-9 with one no contest over his last 14 fights, but he has been competitive in the majority of those bouts. Meanwhile, Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser (-310) finds himself on a two-fight winning streak for the first time in the UFC, both victories coming by knockout.


Arlovski: Need to Knows
  • It was 15 years ago that Arlovski last held UFC gold and now at 41 years old, he is a good UFC litmus test to determine which fighters are ready for a step up in competition.
  • Although The Pit Bull has had plenty of losses recently, he’s only been stopped once in his last five losses. But his days of knocking people out are apparently behind him, with no wins in that manner since May 2015.
  • Arlovski still continues to evolve his game, throwing lower leg kicks, and he is a technical striker from both orthodox and southpaw stance. He has a good jab that he will stick to but at times he will lean into a heavier punch, in doing so dipping his head and dropping his backhand, which leaves him open to counters.
  • Arlovski’s last three fights were Ben Rothwell (win – unanimous decision), Jairzinho Rozenstruik (loss – knockout) and Philipe Lins (win – unanimous decision).


Boser: Need to Knows
  • The Bulldozer rebounded from his first loss in the UFC – to Ciryl Gane by decision – to knock out his next two opponents. That’s the first time he’s knocked out consecutive opponents since 2015 into 2016.
  • Boser is tough with just one knockout loss on his record, which came in his seventh pro fight against former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague. Twelve of his 25 pro fights have reached the judges’ scorecards.
  • He has good footwork and sets up his hands with powerful low kicks. At 29 years old, he continues to improve every time he walks into the cage. At times he doesn’t set up those kicks, which leaves him vulnerable to counters, but his quickness gets him out of range without taking much damage.
  • Boser’s last three fights were Ciryl Gane (loss – unanimous decision), Philipe Lins (win – knockout) and Raphael Pessoa (win – knockout).

Prediction: Tanner Boser (-310) via decision

Ian Heinisch vs Brendan Allen Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Ian Heinisch-115
Brendan Allen-115

Brendan “All-In” Allen (-115) hasn’t disappointed Dana White since winning a UFC contract in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2019, going 3-0 in his fights since then, including two stoppages. Also a DWTNCS alum, Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch (-115) had a brief slump of two losses but rebounded in June with a first-round knockout victory.


Heinisch: Need to Knows
  • Heinisch’s knockout win in June ended a streak of four straight fights that went to the judges’ scorecards.
  • The Hurricane prefers to keep fights standing, though in his first two wins in the UFC he was taken down a combined nine times but scored decision victories. He averages 3.62 significant strikes per minute while only absorbing 2.85.
  • He has good kicks that he uses well to set up his overhand rights. At times, though, he can look a little sloppy rushing in for the knockout punch and he will bail out midway through some of his kicks, which leaves him open to being taken down or countered.
  • Heinisch’s last three fights were Derek Brunson (loss – unanimous decision), Omarki Akhmedov (loss – unanimous decision) and Gerald Meerschaert (win – knockout).


Allen: Need to Knows
  • Not only is Allen on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC, but he has also won seven fights in a row overall, with five of them being finishes.
  • All-In’s three pro losses came outside the UFC against Trevin Giles, Eryk Anders and Anthony Hernandez, who are all now UFC fighters. Of his 15 pro wins, 13 have been finishes with five knockouts and eight submissions.
  • He is a strong middleweight, typically walking right at his opponent looking to get his hands on them and drag them to the floor. However, in his last two wins, he didn’t secure a takedown. On the floor, he doesn’t rush, methodically softening up his foe before searching for a submission.
  • Allen’s last three fights were Kevin Holland (win – submission), Tom Breese (win – knockout) and Kyle Daukaus (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Brendan Allen (-115) via decision

Raoni Barcelos vs Khalid Taha Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Raoni Barcelos-370
Khalid Taha+280

Raoni Barcelos (-370) looks to extend an eight-fight winning streak that dates back five years as he makes his first appearance of 2020. This is also the first fight in 2020 for Khalid “The Warrior” Taha (+280), but that’s because he was suspended for a year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.


Barcelos: Need to Knows
  • Barcelos’ decision win over Said Nurmagomedov last December ended a streak of four straight fights in which he finished his opponent, three by knockout and one by submission. Of his 15 pro wins, 10 have been finishes, eight by knockout and two by submission.
  • He is extremely fast, and he is twitchy, always feinting with his hips looking to make a read on his opponents. He has really fast hands when he crashes forward, and he does a good job cutting the cage off and not giving his foes a lot of room to work.
  • Additionally, his leg kicks are powerful, which isn’t surprising since he’s being coached by the great Pedro Rizzo, who had some mighty kicks himself. Those lower leg kicks open up areas to let his fast hands fly.
  • Barcelos’ last three fights were Chris Gutierrez (win – submission), Carlos Huachin (win – knockout) and Said Nurmagomedov (win – unanimous decision).


Taha: Need to Knows
  • It has been a little bit of everything through three fights for Taha – a knockout win, a submission win that was overturned and a decision loss. Of his 13 pro wins, 11 have been finishes, nine by knockout and two by submission.
  • The Warrior has really fast, powerful hands that can shut his opponents’ lights out quickly. He tends to load up to land those big punches, which can be countered with fast straight punches. Additionally, he is typically heavy on his lead leg, which can be chopped at with good kicks.
  • Defensively, he likes to punch his way out of danger, but if he is pressured, he has a tendency to freeze too and doesn’t cover up his head or body very effectively.
  • Taha’s last three fights were Nad Narimani (loss – unanimous decision), Boston Salmon (win – knockout) and Bruno Silva (no contest).

Prediction: Raoni Barcelos (-370) via knockout

Claudia Gadelha vs Yan Xiaonan Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Claudia Gadelha+130
Yan Xiaonan-160

A winning streak will come to an end in the opening fight of the main card. Yan “Fury” Xiaonan (-160) hasn’t tasted defeat in over a decade and is a perfect 5-0 in the UFC with five unanimous-decision wins. Meanwhile, Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha (+130) finds herself on a two-fight winning streak, though her most recent win was a controversial split vs Angela Hill.


Gadelha: Need to Knows
  • Gadelha has had some struggles trying to find her footing in the UFC, failing to have a winning streak of more than two in a row after compiling an 11-0 record outside the UFC. She fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the women’s strawweight title in 2016 but lost via unanimous decision.
  • Claudinha averages 3.13 takedowns per 15 minutes, though her striking continues to evolve. Her jab is crisp and accurate, stopping the forward pressure of her opponents, and her hooks have more power behind them, though with only two knockouts on her record, don’t anticipate a walkoff KO.
  • She has a bad tendency to drop her rear hand in striking exchanges, especially when she throws her lead leg kicks that can be a little lazy, and that can leave her vulnerable to a counter.
  • Gadelha’s last three fights were Nina Ansaroff (loss – unanimous decision), Randa Markos (win – unanimous decision) and Angela Hill (win – split decision).


Xiaonan: Need to Knows
  • It has been a slow rise for Xiaonon as this is just her sixth UFC fight in three years, but she continues to win and knock off some bigger names more recently. Of her 12 pro wins, five have been by knockout while the other seven were decisions.
  • She has good kicks and fast hands. Very rarely does Fury throw just one punch, almost always throwing combinations. Her output is smothering, averaging 6.72 significant strikes per minute, and she has outstruck all five of her UFC opponents by double digits.
  • Xiaonan closes the distance quickly and when her opponents throw, she has powerful counters. With her forward pressure and high tempo, she does have a tendency to walk into punches but that has yet to result in any ill effects and isn’t likely something she has to worry about against Gadelha.
  • Xiaonan’s last three fights were Syuri Kondo (win – unanimous decision), Angela Hill (win – unanimous decision) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Yan Xiaonan (-160) via decision

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Teixeira Odds & Picks

FighterOdds
Light Heavyweight – Thiago Santos-250
Heavyweight – Tanner Boser-310
Middleweight – Brendan Allen-115
Bantamweight – Raoni Barcelos-370
Women’s Strawweight – Yan Xiaonan-160