A Light Heavyweight fight between Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira — which was set to headline UFC Vegas 10 on Sept. 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada — was moved to Oct. 3 after Teixeira tested positive for COVID-19. A couple of weeks later, Thiago Santos tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the promotion to postpone the bout once more.
It’s Khabib vs Ferguson all over again.
Now, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers are hoping the the third time will indeed be the charm, as ESPN is reporting that the two heavy-hitters are finalizing a deal that will see them trade leather at an upcoming “Fight Night” event on Nov. 7, 2020.
On the bright side, the bout — which is likely to go down inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada — will be the headlining bout, meaning it has the possibility to go all five rounds. If you recall, once the bout was postponed initially, it was then pegged as the co-headliner to Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana, meaning it was turned into a three-round affair.
The repeated cancelations have delayed Thiago’s return further, as this will be the Brazilian bomber’s first bout in over a year after shredding his knee during his title fight against Jon Jones at UFC 239. Meanwhile, Teixeira has had to keep his momentum on hold as he looks for his fifth straight win in hopes of getting closer to another shot at the title.