UFC mixed martial arts event in 2020

UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira (also known as UFC on ESPN 17 and UFC Vegas 13) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on November 7, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[2]



A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira headlined this event.[3] They were initially scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill.[4] However, the pairing was rescheduled for UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana after Teixeira tested positive for COVID-19 a week prior to the fight.[5] On September 15, the bout was postponed again as Santos tested positive for the disease.[6]

A middleweight bout between Ian Heinisch and Brendan Allen was previously scheduled to take place earlier this year at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. However, Heinisch pulled out due to injury and the matchup was scrapped.[7] The pairing was rescheduled and expected to take place at this event.[8] On the day of the event, the UFC announced the bout was once again canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test involving Heinisch.[9]

A strawweight bout between former UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship challenger Cláudia Gadelha and Yan Xiaonan was expected to take place at UFC 253, but a knee injury sustained by Gadelha ruled her out of the bout.[10] The pairing was rescheduled for this event instead.[11]

A lightweight bout between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Drew Dober was initially scheduled to take place in May at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Weidman. However, the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[12] The pairing was then rescheduled for this event.[13] In turn, Ferreira pulled out on October 22 due to an illness and the bout was scrapped.[14]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski and Tanner Boser was briefly scheduled for UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana, but was later moved to this event due to Arlovski being ill.[15]

A heavyweight bout between Marcos Rogério de Lima and Alexandr Romanov was initially scheduled to take place a month earlier at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai. However, Lima pulled out after testing positive for COVID-19.[16] The pairing took place at this event.[17]

Philipe Lins was expected to face Don’Tale Mayes in a heavyweight bout at the event.[18] However on October 14, it was announced that Lins had a knee injury and pulled out of the event. Mayes is now expected to face Roque Martinez a week later at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. dos Anjos.[19]

A featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Arnold Allen was scheduled to take place at the event. However, Stephens was forced to withdraw from the event in late October citing injury. A replacement could not be found and Allen was also removed.[20]

A bantamweight bout between Khalid Taha and Jack Shore was expected to take place at the event.[21] However, Shore was removed from the bout in late-October due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Raoni Barcelos.[22]

Felipe Colares pulled out of a scheduled bantamweight bout against Gustavo Lopez during fight week as he tested positive for COVID-19.[23] He was replaced by returning veteran Anthony Birchak.[24]



Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[26]

  • Fight of the Night: Raoni Barcelos vs. Khalid Taha
  • Performance of the Night: Giga Chikadze and Alexandr Romanov

See also[edit]

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