On Saturday, Nov. 7, the UFC hosted its 40th broadcast on ESPN+ from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight title challengers collided as Brazilians Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira locked horns. Santos was coming off a lengthy layoff due to knee injuries suffered in his title bout against then-champion Jon Jones. Prior to the loss, Santos had won four straight. The 41-year-old Teixeira had been working toward another shot at UFC gold, reeling off four straight victories leading into the headlining affair.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 10 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Glover Teixeira def. Thiago Santos by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:49
Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons by TKO (head kick and punches). Round 1, 3:51
Yan Xiaonan def. Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:26
Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima by submission (forearm choke). Round 1, 4:48
Darren Elkins def. Eduardo Garagorri by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:22
Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj by TKO (injury). Round 3, 2:03
Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:43
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