Taila Santos

Brazil

Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 6/19/2021
Out up to six months
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 22, 2020
Santos was hit with a 180-day suspension after suffering an elbow injury during her victory over Gillian Robertson on Saturday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Santos could return before 180 days are up if cleared by a doctor following an MRI. Even if cleared, however, she'll miss a minimum of 30 days, including 21 without contact.
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Grinds out easy decision win
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 19, 2020
Santos defeated Gillian Robertson via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It wasn't a particularly exciting fight to watch, but the dominance of Santos was most certainly impressive. Although she was credited with just a single successful takedown on what was her only attempt, Santos racked up a whopping 12:47 worth of control time. It's a mind-boggling number for a fight which lasted 15 minutes. Santos' domination led to Robertson landing all of nine significant strikes throughout the course of the bout. Santos is a striker by trade, so it was nice to see her show off some other skills. The Brazilian has now won back-to-back fights since dropping a split decision to Mara Romero Borella in her company debut back in February 2019.
Facing Robertson on Dec. 19
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 5, 2020
Santos will now face Gillian Robertson in a flyweight bout on Dec. 19, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Santos was supposed to fight Montana De La Rosa on Saturday, but the fight had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Santos will look to leap to above .500 in her UFC career on Dec. 19.
Saturday's matchup canceled
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 5, 2020
Santos will no longer face Montana De La Rosa at UFC Vegas 16 on Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Saturday's fight was called off hours before the event since one of De la Rosa's cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Santos hasn't fought since July, and it's not yet known when her next scheduled fight will be.
New opponent for Dec. 5
FlyweightUFC
Out
November 18, 2020
Santos will now be facing Montana de la Rosa in a flyweight matchup Dec. 5 in Las Vegas, Marcelo Barone of Globo Esporte reports.
ANALYSIS
Santos was originally tabbed to face off with Maryna Moroz and would have been a (-190) betting favorite for that matchup, but she'll get a new opponent just over two weeks from the event. She'll give up just an inch in height to de la Rosa, who has dropped two of her last three fights. It's only a three-fight sample size for Santos, but she'll enter with statistical edges in striking offense, striking defense, takedown average and takedown defense.
Set to take on Maryna Moroz
FlyweightUFC
Out
October 2, 2020
Santos will face Maryna Moroz in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, Marcelo Barone of GloboEsporte reports.
ANALYSIS
Santos has a win and a loss since joining the UFC, falling by split decision to Mara Romero Borella back in February of 2019 before beating Molly McCann by unanimous decision in July of this year. Moroz has more experience with the promotion, holding a 5-3 record through eight fights. She's coming off two straight wins.