|TS (-225) @ pinnacle|
I'm backing THIAGO SANTOS on Saturday night. At 36, Santos is no spring chicken. However, in comparison to the 41-year old Teixeira, he's relatively young. Santos hasn't been around for awhile. In fact, he hasn't fought since the summer of 2019, as he sustained a knee injury. That was no ordinary fight. Santos took Jon Jones, long considered the "baddest man on the planet," to a split decision. Teixeira also fought Jones (back in 2014) but he got dominated. While Teixeira has been winning of late, I believe that he's been a bit fortunate to do so and that he's severely outclassed here. He's vulnerable to taking shots while on his feet. I say Santos knocks him out.