UFC on FOX 19: Glover Teixeira Storms Through Rashad Evans
By FCF Staff
Glover Teixeira took a big step towards earning another title shot tonight at UFC on FOX 19, as the dangerous light-heavyweight needed less than two minutes to take out Rashad Evans.
Teixeira dropped Evans with a perfectly placed left hook not long into the bout, and as the former champ rose to his feet, he was rendered unconscious by a follow up right. Teixeira, who was ranked #4 leading into tonight’s card, has recorded three consecutive finishes since he was decisioned by Phil Davis in 2014.
Here are the results for the event, which took place in Tampa, Florida.
UFC on FOX 19
Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans via KO (punches) R1, 1:48
Rose Namajunas def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Darrell Horcher via TKO (punches) R2, 3:38
Cub Swanson def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa def. Beneil Dariush via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:20
Raquel Pennington def. Bethe Correia via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Court McGee via TKO (punches) R1, 4:15
Michael Graves def. Randy Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:31
John Dodson def. Manny Gamburyan via TKO (punches) R1, 0:47
Cezar Ferreira def. Oluwale Bamgbose via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:03