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UFC on FOX 19 fight card: Glover Teixeira vs Rashad Evans full fight preview

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Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans will scrap TONIGHT (April 16, 2016) at UFC on FOX 19 inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. In a match up of long-time veterans, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight hitters Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans will clash TONIGHT (April 16, 2016) at UFC on FOX 19 inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Teixeira picked up a pair of solid wins in his last two bouts, and he’s looking for a third victory here. If Teixeira can become just the second man to finish Evans, he’s in great position to fight for the title once more.

Meanwhile, Evans returned from a long layoff only to suffer an uninspired decision loss to Ryan Bader in Oct. 2015. Now, Evans must prove that he’s still a relevant player in 2016, or he’ll be relegated away from high-profile bouts.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Glover Teixeira
Record: 24-4
Key Wins: Ryan Bader (UFC 160), Ovince St. Preux (UFC Fight Night 73), Quinton Jackson (UFC on FOX 6),
Key Losses: Jon Jones (UFC 172), Phil Davis (UFC 179)
Keys to Victory: Teixeira is a very well-rounded combatant. The Brazilian is a second-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu, possesses some murderous punching power, and he’s a very capable wrestler as well.

In this fight, Teixeira’s biggest key to victory is to avoid over-committing to his punches. His opponent is excellent at timing his takedowns — both at the end of his own combinations and reactively — so Teixeira needs to be careful of reaching for his opponent.

If Teixeira can keep this fight standing, he should be able to put his “Hands of Stone” to good use. Evans has definitely slowed down a bit in recent years, and he’s far ….View full article

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