Glover Teixeira destroys Anthony Smith in the primary occasion of UFC Battle Evening Jacksonville

    • Glover Teixeira put collectively the efficiency of a lifetime in opposition to Anthony Smith.
    • The 40-year-old finished-off ‘Lionheart’ in a battle that nearly went the gap.

    n the primary occasion of tonight’s UFC Jacksonville, UFC Gentle Heavyweight veteran Glover Teixeira made his triumphant return to the Octagon with a brutal TKO win over former UFC Gentle Heavyweight Title contender Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith.

    Glover Teixeira finishes-off Anthony Smith at UFC Jacksonville

    Smith and Teixeira engaged fairly a bit within the first spherical, with the latter undoubtedly wanting the extra energetic of the 2. From what it seemed like, tonight has all been about uncommon timeouts, as Smith was additionally caught under the belt however however, ‘Lionheart’ seemed sharp all through the complete spherical.

    Fairly the strong second spherical for each fighters, as Smith’s proper hand landed proper on level, nevertheless, on the 1:50 mark, Teixeira caught the previous with a flurry of punches and pushed the previous in opposition to the fence. ‘Lionheart’ lastly began to decelerate a bit and was heavy respiration however was just about nonetheless within the battle.

    The battle resumed within the third and Teixeira introduced the identical power. An uppercut from the veteran gentle heavyweight, adopted by a rally of punches and Smith was lastly down on his again. Glover tried capitalizing on Smith, who was in deep, deep bother by this level. ‘Lionheart’ continued defending himself and by some means made it to the tip of the third spherical. Enormous spherical for Teixeira, nonetheless!

    By this level, I am fairly certain nobody knew how Smith had survived the third and made it this far, however effectively, he did. Nonetheless, issues had been just about the identical within the fourth spherical and Smith was barely attempting to defend himself at this level. Profusely bleeding from his face, the previous gentle heavyweight title contender took some extra brutal pictures to the face and he was actually residing as much as his ‘Lionheart’ nickname.

    As the ultimate spherical started, Teixeira took down Smith but once more and at last completed off the latter with some basic floor and pound to earn a completely spectacular win by way of TKO. The ever-humble Glover Teixeira instantly helped ‘Lionheart’ again on his toes and full credit to the veteran for placing out such a powerful efficiency.

Dennis G. Lipson

Dennis G. Lipson

Dennis G. Lipson

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