Thiago Santos will kill two birds with one stone.
That stone would be his devastating right hand, directly responsible for 15 brutal knockouts in Brazil’s combat sports career (like this one), split between both middleweight and lightweight and dating back to WOCS 10 in Rio de Janeiro almost ten years ago.
That’s why “Marreta” doesn’t lose sleep over plans by UFC President Dana White to let Israel Adesanya gain weight to challenge 205-pound king Jan Blachowicz, especially after the show he gives this weekend to “Sin City”.
“Honestly, when I first saw it I felt a little bit frustrated,” Santos told MMA Junkie. “After speaking with my manager, we need to understand what things look like. I have to do my best. I need (beat) Glover Teixeira. After this fight, we’ll see what happens. People talk about Adesanya but they still don’t have a contract. Everything can change. My goal is to do my best this Saturday and have a big win, and then after we’ll see.
This gate swings back and forth and opponent Glover Teixeira, who, like his Brazilian rival, has already played five rounds against former champion Jon Jones, can also steal the next title with an impressive performance on the hard-hitting “Marreta” .
Until then, it’s business as usual.
“I am not yet disappointed. It hasn’t happened yet, ”Teixeira said of Adesanya vs. Blachowicz. “Everything is possible. We will see after this fight. I’m going to go there and make some noise. I never really talk too much shit, but I’m going to have to promote this fight and get Adesanya out of there and get back into the title fight. It is what I am going to do. Bring it back to 185. “
Or up to 265.
The action kicks off in the main light heavyweight event at UFC Vegas 13 this Saturday. night (November 7, 2020) inside the APEX facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada, the penultimate ESPN + fight card ahead of this month’s UFC 255 Pay-As-You-Go (PPV) event – this.
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