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UFC on FOX 19 results recap: Glover Teixeira vs Rashad Evans fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sat., April 16, 2016), Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans dueled at UFC on FOX 19 inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. In a quick finish, Teixeira knocked his opponent out cold. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight veterans Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans clashed last night (Sat., April 16, 2016) at UFC on FOX 19 inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Coming in on a two-fight win streak over quality opponents, Teixeira had already restored his position as one of the best in the world at 205 pounds. With a victory over the former champion, Teixeira would be right back in the immediate title mix.

On the other hand, Evans was in something of a difficult position. “Suga” hadn’t won a fight in more than two years, and he really needed a strong performance in order to remain a relevant player in the division.

Instead, his opponent shined.

Highlights! To watch Glover Teixeira faceplant knockout Rashad Evans click here!

Teixeira wasted no time in stalking his opponent, looking for any opportunity to throw his hands. Evans, meanwhile, circled the cage and looked to use his speed and wrestling advantages.

The first couple of times that Teixeira walked his opponent into the fence, Evans managed to avoid any major shots and would clinch up with his opponent, allowing him to safely spin out. However, that’s a dangerous game to play, and Evans paid the price about two minutes into the round.

As the Brazilian lunged in with his cross, Evans avoided but was trapped against the fence. Forced to trade, Evans attempted to counter only to swallow a massive left hook. That punch essentially ended the fight, causing Evans to fall to the mat face first, and a couple follow up strikes officially called the bout to a close.

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