UFC On ESPN+ 29 Video Highlights And Photos – Anthony Smith Vs Glover Teixeira
Veteran and former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira defeated highly rated Top contender Anthony Smith away to a fifth round TKO victory in the Main event of UFC On ESPN+ 29 on Wednesday night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Teixeira made a statement with the win after six years gone by since his last title shot, he finds himself back as a top contender at Light Heavyweight with a masterful performance.
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Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) had to withstand an early attack from the much younger opponent to fight his way back to pummel fellow former title challenger Smith in the fifth round to earn a fifth round TKO victory at exactly 1:04 mark of the fifth round to earn his fourth consecutive victory.
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Smith with strength and age in his side, looked to use that advantage early, fired five front kicks following them all with some sharp combos.
The dominance was transfered to the s find round atleast until his right strike left a swelling on Teixeira’s eye and that was where everything changed and the Connecticut fighter fighting out of Brazil, picked up pace, connecting more and made visibly slow as the round got spent.
The third and fourth rounds were all bad news for Smith as Teixeira used combos of right hands and over-right hands after over-right hands to dis-stabilized Smith taking the rounds with a 10 – 8 in each of those rounds.
The fight was over by the end of the Fourth but the referee didn’t wave it off and his corner ignored complaints from Smith after he claimed his teeth were falling off and sent him again but the fight didn’t last longer than a minute before the referee waves off the fight .
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Anthony Smith Vs Glover Teixeira