UFC Vegas 13 Results: Glover Teixeira Spoils Thiago Santos' UFC Return And More!

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN)

#3 Glover Teixeira def. #1 Thiago Santos by submission via rear naked choke (1:49, R3)

Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons by TKO via strikes (3:51, R1)

#8 Yan Xiaonan def. #4 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., ESPN+)

Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis by TKO via strikes (1:26, R3)

Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogerio De Lima by submission via forearm choke (4:48, R1)

Darren Elkins def. Eduardo Garagorri by submission via rear naked choke (2:22, R3)

Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj by TKO via injury (2:03, R3)

Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak by submission via rear naked choke (2:43, R1)


#1 Thiago Santos vs. #3 Glover Teixeira

Round One: The round begins with Santos attacking Teixeira with a front kick, Santos attacks Teixeira with a few combos. Teixeira looks for a takedown while Santos rocks him with a punching combination, Teixeira continues looking for the takedown while eating more strikes. Teixeira gets Santos against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him, Teixeira gets the full mount and then the half guard on Santos. Teixeira attacks Santos with some ground and pound, Teixeira regains the full mount on Santos and Santos gets him back in the half guard. Santos tries attacking Teixeira with strikes while on his back, Santos gets Teixeira in his full guard while eating more strikes. Teixeira continues attacking Santos with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Teixeira

Round Two: The round begins with Santos attacking Teixeira with some leg kicks, Teixeira cracks Santos with a right before scoring a takedown on him. Teixeira attacks Santos with ground and pound while gaining the half guard, Teixeira turns up the pressure with his ground and pound on Santos. Teixeira advances to the full mount and Santos gets him back in the half guard, Teixeira gains the side control position against Santos while landing more strikes. Santos gets Teixeira back in his half guard while eating more strikes, Teixeira regains side control before getting full mount on Santos. Teixeira rolls for a rear naked choke on Santos as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Teixeira (Overall Score: 20-17 for Teixeira)

Round Three: The round begins with Santos dropping Teixeira with a knee strike followed by a left, Santos gets top control on Teixeira while landing ground and pound. Santos gets in the half guard of Teixeira while landing more strikes, Teixeira scrambles to his feet while eating strikes and he drags Santos back to the ground. Teixeira gets back control and he gets Santos in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: #3 Glover Teixeira def. #1 Thiago Santos by submission via rear naked choke (1:49, R3)

Andrei Arlovski vs. Tanner Boser

Round One: The round begins with Boser attacking Arlovski with some leg kicks, Arlovski and Boser exchange a few jabs. Arlovski goes for a high kick and Boser blocks it, Arlovski fires back and he attacks Boser with some leg kicks of his own. Boser comes forward and he pops Arlovski with an overhand left, Arlovski goes for a spinning attack and Boser avoids it. Arlovski backs up Boser while attacking him with a few kicks, Arlovski attacks Boser with a combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski

Round Two: The round begins with Boser attacking Arlovski with more leg kicks, Arlovski attacks Boser with jabs and some kicks. Boser looks for the body kick and Arlovski finds a way to block it, Arlovski goes for a hook kick to the head of Arlovski and it barely lands. Arlovski cracks a swinging Boser with a counter right hook, Boser comes forward and he lands a left on Arlovski. Arlovski responds by backing up Boser after landing a right, Boser goes for an overhand left and Arlovski blocks it. Arlovski again looks for a counter right on a kicking Boser, Boser nails a kicking Arlovski with a counter right. The fighters trade some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski (Overall Score: 20-18 for Arlovski)

Round Three: The round begins with Arlovski attacking Boser with some leg kicks, Boser comes forward and he clips Arlovski with a right. Boser also starts attacking Arlovski with some leg kicks of his own, Arlovski lands a counter strike to the body of a swinging Boser. Arlovski goes for a head kick and Boser blocks it, Boser goes for a spinning back fist and Arlovski avoids it. Arlovski pops a kicking Boser with a counter right hook, Arlovski charges at Boser while swinging away at him. Boser cracks Arlovski with a right as they swing away at each other, Arlovski comes forward and he cracks Boser with a right. Boser responds by popping Arlovski with a short left, Arlovski charges forward and Boser cracks him with a right. Arlovski lands a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski (Final Score: 30-27 for Arlovski)

Official Result: Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Raoni Barcelos vs. Khalid Taha

Round One: The round begins with Barcelos attacking Taha with a front kick to the midsection, Barcelos and Taha gets into a brief striking exchange. Barcelos starts landing some leg kicks against Taha, Barcelos continues coming forward while swinging away at Taha. Taha fires back and he stuns Barcelos with a counter strike combination, Barcelos grabs Taha and he gets him up against the cage wall. Barcelos scores a takedown on Taha and he gets side control, Barcelos gains back control on Taha. Taha sweeps Barcelos and he gets top control while landing a few strikes, Barcelos goes for a sweep and both fighters get back up. Taha grabs Barcelos and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barcelos

Round Two: The round begins with Barcelos attacking Taha with some leg kicks, Barcelos then nails Taha with a short right. Taha comes forward and he takes some swings at Barcelos, Taha comes forward and Barcelos goes for a jump knee strike. Barcelos and Taha continue swinging away at each other, Barcelos goes for a head kick and Taha manages to block it. Barcelos accidentally kicks Taha low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Taha attacking Barcelos with a combination. Barcelos cracks a swinging Taha with a kick to the midsection, Barcelos continues attacking Taha with leg kicks. Barcelos nails a swinging Taha with a counter left hook, Barcelos and Taha continue exchanging combinations. Barcelos looks for a takedown before attempting a head kick on Taha, Barcelos starts landing more combos against Taha. Barcelos rocks Taha with a knee strike to the head, Barcelos pounces on Taha with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barcelos (Overall Score: 20-18 for Barcelos)

Round Three: The round begins with Barcelos backing up Taha while swinging away at him, Barcelos continues backing up Taha while landing multiple combinations. Barcelos scores a takedown on Taha and he eventually gets back control, Barcelos goes for the rear naked choke and Taha defends against it. Barcelos gains the half guard on Taha while landing a few strikes, Taha scrambles to his feet and he gets Barcelos against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Taha starts backing Barcelos up while swinging away at him. Taha pops a kicking Barcelos with a counter left hook, Barcelos fires back and he cracks Taha with a right. The fighters stand in the center of the Octagon while trading strikes, Barcelos nails an incoming Taha with multiple knee strikes. Taha goes for a takedown and he winds up getting Barcelos against the cage wall, the fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barcelos (Final Score: 30-27 for Barcelos)

Official Result: Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Giga Chikadze vs. Jamey Simmons

Round One: The round begins with Chikadze taking a few swings at Simmons, Simmons grabs the arm of Chikadze and Chikadze gets free. Chikadze comes forward and he attacks Simmons with some kicks, Simmons gets Chikadze against the cage wall after eating a short left. The fighters separate and Simmons continues hunting for the takedown, Chikadze cracks Simmons with a kick to the midsection. Chikadze drops Simmons with a head kick before landing some follow up strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons by TKO via strikes (3:51, R1)

#4 Claudia Gadelha vs. #8 Yan Xiaonan

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Xiaonan starts landing some leg kicks on Gadelha. Xiaonan and Gadelha get into a few wild striking exchanges, Gadelha scores a takedown on Xiaonan and she gets the full guard. Gadelha gains the half guard position against Xiaonan, Xiaonan scrambles to her feet and Gadelha keeps her against the cage wall. The fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Gadelha scoring another takedown on Xiaonan, Gadelha attacks Xiaonan with some ground and pound. Xiaonan cracks Gadelha with some strikes while on her back, Gadelha keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gadelha

Round Two: The round begins with Xiaonan backing up Gadelha while swinging away at her, Xiaonan cracks a swinging Gadelha with a counter right. Xiaonan and Gadelha get into a few wild striking exchanges, Xiaonan pops a swinging Gadelha with a counter left. Xiaonan continues landing combinations against Gadelha, Xiaonan also pops Gadelha with multiple jabs. Gadelha eats a few shots before landing a counter left hook on Xiaonan, Xiaonan lands multiple counter rights on Gadelha. Xiaonan goes for a spinning back fist and Gadelha counters with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Xiaonan (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some strikes, Gadelha grabs Xiaonan and gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Gadelha looks for a takedown and Xiaonan defends while landing a knee strike, Xiaonan moves around Gadelha while landing multiple combinations. Gadelha gets Xiaonan back against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters trade more strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters trading a bunch of jabs. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Xiaonan (Final Score: 29-28 for Xiaonan)

Official Result: #8 Yan Xiaonan def. #4 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Trevin Giles vs. Bevon Lewis

Round One: The round begins with Lewis attacking Giles with some leg kicks, Giles swings at Lewis before scoring a takedown on him. Lewis gets up and Giles gets him against the cage wall, Lewis spins Giles into the cage wall as they exchange some strikes. The fighters separate and Giles attacks Lewis with a combination, Giles again gets Lewis up against the cage wall. Giles eats a combination from Lewis as they separated, Lewis stays at a distance while taking some swings at Giles. The fighters clinch again and Giles gets Lewis against the cage wall, the fighters trade strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Giles drops Lewis with a jab, Giles gets top control on the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giles

Round Two: The round begins with Lewis attacking Giles with a few jabs, Giles nails Lewis with a kick to the midsection. The fighters stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other, Giles backs Lewis into the cage wall while taking some swings at him. Lewis pops a jabbing Giles with a counter right hook, Giles responds by cracking Lewis with his own right. The fighters take a few more swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giles (Overall Score: 20-18 for Giles)

Round Three: The round begins with Lewis attacking Giles with a combination, Giles and Lewis exchange a few rights. Lewis goes back to attacking Giles with a lot of jabs, Lewis goes for a takedown and Giles defends while controlling his head. Lewis quickly scrambles and he gets the fight standing again, Giles drops Lewis after landing a few combinations and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis by TKO via strikes (1:26, R3)

Marcos Rogerio De Lima vs. Alexandr Romanov

Round One: The round begins with De Lima attacking Romanov with some leg kicks, Romanov scores a takedown on De Lima and he gets side control. De Lima scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Romanov, Romanov grabs De Lima and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and De Lima continues swinging away at Romanov, Romanov comes forward and De Lima cracks him with a few right hooks. Romanov grabs De Lima and he gets him back up against the cage wall, the fighters trade a few strikes before separating. Romanov again grabs De Lima and he gets him up against the cage wall, Romanov scores another takedown on De Lima and he gets side control. Romanov transitions to the half guard position against De Lima, Romanov attacks De Lima with ground and pound. Romanov catches De Lima in a forearm choke and De Lima goes out cold.

Official Result: Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogerio De Lima by submission via forearm choke (4:48, R1)

Darren Elkins vs. Eduardo Garagorri

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some left hooks, Elkins scores a takedown on Garagorri and he gets him in a seated position. Garagorri scrambles to his feet and Elkins drags him back to the ground, Garagorri wall walks to his feet and Elkins holds him against the cage wall. Elkins drags Garagorri back to the ground and Garagorri gets back up again, Elkins nails Garagorri with knee strikes to the midsection. The fighters have a striking exchange before Elkins scores another takedown on him, Elkins gains the full mount while landing a few strikes. Garagorri gets up again and Elkins nails him with another series of knee strikes, Garagorri misses a head kick and Elkins gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Garagorri goes for a head kick, Elkins scores another takedown on a kicking Garagorri and he gets the open guard. Elkins lands some ground and pound on Garagorri as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Elkins

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at him, Garagorri cracks Elkins with a few strikes before getting taken down. Garagorri makes it back to his feet after eating a few strikes, Garagorri nails Elkins with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Garagorri grabs Elkins and they clinch along the cage wall, Elkins cracks Garagorri with knee strikes to the midsection. The fighters separate and Garagorri cracks Elkins with a short right hook, Elkins slips on a takedown attempt and Garagorri pops him with a left. Elkins and Garagorri get into a few striking exchanges, Elkins gets Garagorri against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. Elkins scores a takedown on Garagorri and he gets the half guard, Elkins attacks Garagorri with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garagorri (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Elkins landing a counter left on a swinging Garagorri, Garagorri follows up with a counter right hook on a swinging Elkins. Elkins charges forward while swinging away at Garagorri, Garagorri also hits Elkins with an elbow strike before trading body kicks. Garagorri rocks Elkins with a multiple punch combination, Elkins recovers and he gets Garagorri against the cage wall while getting back control on him. Elkins locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Darren Elkins def. Eduardo Garagorri by submission via rear naked choke (2:22, R3)

Max Griffin vs. Ramiz Brahimaj

Round One: The round begins with Griffin taking a few swings at Brahimaj, Griffin also lands some leg kicks on Brahimaj. The fighters start trading some jabs before Brahimaj lands a right, Griffin stays on the outside while taking some swings at Brahimaj. Brahimaj comes forward while taking some swings at Griffin, Brahimaj and Griffin exchange some right hooks. Brahimaj backs up Griffin after landing a right hook, Griffin throws a multiple punch combo at a spinning Brahimaj. Brahimaj grabs Griffin and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Griffin

Round Two: The round begins with Brahimaj and Griffin taking some swings at each other, Brahimaj backs up Griffin while taking some swings at each other. Griffin accidentally kicks Brahimaj low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters trading a few strikes. Brahimaj starts landing some leg kicks against Griffin, Griffin lands a multiple punch combo to the midsection of Brahimaj. Griffin also starts landing leg kicks of his own against Brahimaj, Griffin lands more rights before eating a left from Brahimaj. Griffin dances around Brahimaj while peppering him with jabs, Griffin goes for a high kick and Brahimaj blocks it. Griffin eats a few jabs before cracking Brahimaj with a right, Griffin also nails Brahimaj with a knee strike to the midsection. Brahimaj goes for a spinning attack and Griffin avoids it, the fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Griffin (Overall Score: 20-18 for Griffin)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Brahimaj briefly drops a kicking Griffin with a counter jab. Griffin comes forward and he nails Brahimaj witha right, Griffin accidentally kicks Brahimaj low again and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Griffin attacking Brahimaj with leg kicks, Brahimaj and Griffin exchange plenty of jabs. Griffin goes for a knee strike while Brahimaj looks for a head kick, Griffin cracks Brahimaj with an elbow strike to the ear and the referee stops the fight after Brahimaj’s ear is almost falling off of his head.

Official Result: Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj by TKO via injury (2:03, R3)

Gustavo Lopez vs. Anthony Birchak

Round One: The round begins with Birchak attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez pops a kicking Birchak with a counter right. Lopez drops Birchak with a two punch combination, Birchak gets up while eating more strikes and Lopez scores a takedown afterwards. Birchak scrambles to his feet and he attacks Lopez with a knee strike, Birchak comes forward and he pops Lopez with a right. Lopez scores another takedown on Birchak after throwing a few more combinations, Lopez gets back control on Birchak while landing more strikes. Lopez locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak by submission via rear naked choke (2:43, R1)


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