Let’s run down the list of “Who’s Hot” and “Who’s Not” from UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs Evans,” which took place last night (Sat., April 16, 2016), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the FOX event inside the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to major FOX for a thrilling mixed martial arts (MMA) event last night (Sat., April 16, 2016) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL., as UFC on FOX 19 turned out to be a much better event than initially anticipated.
In the main event of the evening, Glover Teixeira once again showed off his frightening power, flattening former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in less than two minutes (highlights here). The victory was the former No. 1 contender’s seventh finish inside the Octagon, and third straight victory following his loss to Phil Davis.
The co-main event provided a “Fight of the Night” candidate, as Rose Namajunas eked out a unanimous decision victory over Tecia Torres in a rematch of their 2013 battle in Invicta FC.
Check out the highlights here.
With that quick overview of the night’s marquee bouts, here are your biggest winners, as well as the runners-up from Florida.
Biggest Winner: Glover Teixeira
After difficult and humbling back-to-back losses to Jon Jones and Phil Davis, Glover Teixeira had to make sweeping changes in order to prove he was still a force in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division.
Following stoppage victories over Ovince St. Preux, Patrick Cummins, and Rashad Evans, the former No. 1 contender has positioned himself right back at the top of the heap.
Teixeira’s performance in Florida was impeccable.;The Brazilian crowded Evans from the get-go, giving the former champ no room to breathe. Evans was forced to work in closed quarters, and that played right into the ….View full article
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