Despite a depleted fight card, UFC on FOX 19 tonight (Sat., April 16, 2016) still possesses international appeal. With a main event headliner between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira (24-4) and Rashad Evans (19-4-1), UFC on FOX 19 remains a can’t miss.
As two of the very best at 205 pounds, Teixeira and Evans are both aiming to lock down a key victory to push them to into immediate title contention. With top names like Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson currently in line to challenge for a championship, Teixeira and Evans must maintain perennial success if they want to stay afloat.
For Evans, 36, a loss this weekend will consequently send him on an uncharacteristic career downfall. Having posted a mere 2-3 record over his last five outings, with victories coming against Middleweight defector Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 and aging veteran Dan Henderson at UFC 161 via split-decision, “Suga” has to tap into his old self in order to steady a turbulent ship this late into his UFC tenure.
As for Teixeira, 36, he’s looking to build off a current two-fight win streak, with victories coming against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 73 and Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 77, in order to separate himself from the rest of the divisional hopefuls. With a 7-2 promotional record to call his own, the Brazilian knockout artist has been one of the more underrated title contenders over the past few years.
In preparation for tonight’s Light Heavyweight clash, we take take a closer look at what each fighter needs to do in order to capture victory and start 2016 off with a bang.
1. Trust in his ground game…
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