“Thiago Santos expressed his disappointment over his loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13.”
UFC: Thiago Santos has taken to his official social media accounts so as to issue a statement after his loss to Glover Teixeira in UFC Vegas 13. Marretta confronted Teixeira at a fight that could determine the No.1 Contender from the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division.
With present UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jan Blachowicz, place to fight UFC Middleweight titlist Israel Adesanya in a super battle, the winner of the Santos vs. Teixeira matchup would be next in line for a shot at the 205-pound title.
Given the high stakes of the bout, both Santos and Teixeira wear a back-and-forth war during the whole period of their struggle. The end came in Round three when Teixeira locked in a picture-perfect rear-naked choke that compelled Santos to tap out.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!
— UFC (@ufc) November 8, 2020
“Thiago Santos apologizes for his performance at UFC Vegas 13”
Thiago Santos nearly finished Glover Teixeira multiple times throughout their matchup, as Marretta had his foe rocked and even knocked down more than once.
However, Santos was consistently troubled by Teixeira’s outstanding grappling abilities which, in turn, proved to be his undoing in Round three.
In fact, Teixeira came near finishing Santos with a rear-naked choke in round two of the bout. However, Marretta was saved by the bell. The next round showcased Santos once more stone and drop Teixeira with his boxing.
“I’m so disappointed by myself, I didn’t anything that I have trained, I wasn’t there. I just wanna say sorry to my coaches, my family, and everyone who supports me. thank you God for everything in my life, I am so blessed, nothing can change my faith.”
I’m so disappointed by myself, I didn’t anything what I have trained, I wasn’t there. I just wanna say sorry to my coaches, my family and everyone who support me. thank you God for everything in my life, I am so blessed, nothing can change my faith.
— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) November 8, 2020
But, Teixeira recovered to turn the fight into a grappling affair. He eventually took Santos’ back and craftily worked his way towards locking from the fight-ending rear-naked choke in round three of their thrilling bout. Marretta took to societal media and issued an apology to his coaches, family, and supporters. Having lost out to the No.1 Contender’s place from the UFC Light Heavyweight division, Thiago Santos took into his Twitter account and opened on his loss.
Santos noted that he is disappointed, and proceeded to insinuate that he didn’t showcase what he’d trained in prep for the all-important clash against Teixeira.
The consensus in the MMA community is that in spite of his stoppage defeat in the hands of Glover Teixeira, Thiago Santos will be very likely to face yet another top-ranked Light Heavyweight competition in his next Octagon outing.