After a great night of mixed martial arts (MMA) action at UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs. Evans,” MMAmania.com ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories last Saturday (April 16, 2016) on FOX inside the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Florida yesterday (Sat., April 16, 2016), as the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay played host to the UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs. Evans” event, featuring a critical Light Heavyweight showdown.
In the main event of the evening, Glover Teixeira wasted no time in violently finishing the former UFC Champion Rashad Evans in under two minutes (highlights here). The victory was the Brazilian’s third in a row, and positions himself for a No. 1 contender shot next.
In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas barely eked out a unanimous decision against Tecia Torres in a highly entertaining fight that seemed to have the masses split as to who deserved the nod.
Check out the highlights here.
With that quick recap of last night’s marquee bouts, it’s now time to play matchmaker with our “Next Matches To Make.”
Winner: Glover Teixeira
Who Should He Fight Next: Anthony Johnson
If a fighter in the main event pulls off a major statement victory, UFC brass will often reward him with the fight he called for in his post-fight interview.
After savagely knocking out former UFC champ Rashad Evans, Glover Teixeira called out Anthony Johnson to battle for the No. 1 contender spot in the Light Heavyweight division.
With both men undoubtedly top 5 in the division, and the logjam at the top of the division with Daniel Cormier waiting to fight either Jon Jones or Ovince St. Preux next, the fight makes perfect sense.
Both Teixeira and Johnson are lauded for their violent knockout power, so ….View full article
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