UFC rolled out UFC Vegas 13 last day and saw Glover Teixeira get a huge submission win over Thiago Santos in the main event.
In the first round, Santos landed some damaging shots, but Teixeira came back with a takedown and ground and pound. The second was all Teixeira's with big ground and pound and a back choke, but Santos was saved by the bell. In the third, Santos had a knockdown right out of the corner, but Teixeira turned it around by forcing Santos to tap out to a rear-naked choke
In the co-main event, Andrei Arlovski and Tanner Boser engaged in three cautious rounds, wary of each other's heavyweight power. The fight surprisingly went the distance, and on the scorecards, Arlovski added another decision win to his long career.
In the opening bout between ranking women's strawweight, Claudia Gadelha's takedowns were successful in round one, but Yan Xiaonan used sharp elbows to negate any submission, then used her jab to keep out of the shoots in the second. Yan countered Gadelha's cage work with knees and kept up a high output of punch combinations in the third. Yan earned the unanimous decision win, making her 6-0 in UFC and likely to enter the top five rankings.
Giga Chikadze bided his time against late stand-in Jamey Simmons and the expected grappling game plan. Chikadze put his powerful kicks on display with a head kick that knocked Simmons to the canvas, where he landed more punches to get the first-round TKO victory.
Raoni Barcelos and Khalid Taha started with exciting grappling and transitioned to striking in high-level exchanges throughout their bantamweight bout. Barcelos' striking output was significant, and his grappling on the offensive, which earned him the unanimous decision after a very fun and grueling match.
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