Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba Bout Moved To UFC Miami

Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba will get to fight after all. Initially, the pair were expected to compete at UFC Brooklyn last month. Unfortunately, an injury to Cutelaba prevented that from happening. After Cutelaba pulled from the card, Teixeira was…

Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba will get to fight after all. Initially, the pair were expected to compete at UFC Brooklyn last month. Unfortunately, an injury to Cutelaba prevented that from happening. After Cutelaba pulled from the card, Teixeira was given Karl Roberson as a replacement opponent. He picked up a first-round submission victory by […]

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Glover Teixeira Eyes Brazilan Legend For Upcoming UFC 237 PPV

Riding high off his first-round submission of Karl Roberson, Glover Teixeira has called out fellow Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Score one for the older guys. Teixeira looked great in his victory last weekend at UFC Brooklyn. He was all smiles after the fact as well. Shortly after he got his hand raised, Teixeira spoke with […]

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Riding high off his first-round submission of Karl Roberson, Glover Teixeira has called out fellow Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Score one for the older guys. Teixeira looked great in his victory last weekend at UFC Brooklyn. He was all smiles after the fact as well.

Shortly after he got his hand raised, Teixeira spoke with Combate
and revealed that he would love to share the Octagon with former light heavyweight champion “Shogun” Rua.

“I want Shogun because he’s a legend of the sport,” Teixeira said. “I respect him very much. He has good style and it matches with mine. I want to fight him in Brazil. I don’t know when it doesn’t matter, we still need to work that out. For now, I just want a beer and enjoy my win in Brazil.”

Teixeira weathered the storm early on as Roberson landed some hard punches. However, the former 205-pound title challenger felt the tide turning when his opponent gassed.

“I made a mistake,” Teixeira said. “I went for his leg, I waited longer than necessary and I took some hard elbows. But I pulled guard and then I was able to block the elbows from under him. I tried a reversal, but it didn’t work, but then I ended up on top anyway and I could feel he was tiring out. I think his adrenaline was too high and I was able to recover.”

Although Glover didn’t specify when he would like to fight his fellow Brazilian, it would only make sense for matchmakers to book it for the upcoming UFC 237 card in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.

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Glover Teixeira Calls Out Shogun Rua for Next Fight

You would never know that Glover Teixeira had just finished vanquishing Karl Roberson moments before fielding post-fight questions from reporters backstage at UFC Brooklyn based on his eagerness to continue fighting. Glover Teixeira was able to pull ou…

You would never know that Glover Teixeira had just finished vanquishing Karl Roberson moments before fielding post-fight questions from reporters backstage at UFC Brooklyn based on his eagerness to continue fighting. Glover Teixeira was able to pull out the come-from-behind victory over Karl Roberson in a fight that could have potentially been stopped. After taking […]

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Glover Teixeira Receives New Opponent At UFC on ESPN+ 1

Glover Teixeira receives a new opponent for his next fight at the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ 1 event once Ion Cutelaba pulled out due to injury. On Friday night, the promotion announced that Karl Roberson will step in on short-notice. He’ll meet the former title contender on the main card portion of this card. Teixeira […]

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Glover Teixeira receives a new opponent for his next fight at the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ 1 event once Ion Cutelaba pulled out due to injury. On Friday night, the promotion announced that Karl Roberson will step in on short-notice. He’ll meet the former title contender on the main card portion of this card.

Teixeira (27-7) is 2-3 in his past five fights overall as he lost to Corey Anderson by unanimous decision at the UFC Hamburg (UFC Fight Night 134) event. He scored a KO victory over Misha Cirkunov in his bout prior to UFC Hamburg. This comes off him suffering a KO loss to contender Alexander Gustafsson. The former UFC light heavyweight title contender had to pull out of his scheduled bout against Jimi Manuwa at the UFC Sao Paulo event due to injury.

On the flip side, Robinson joined the UFC in November 2017. This comes after earning his contract with a win on the first season of Dana White’s Contender Series. Since that time, Roberson is 2-1 in the UFC with a unanimous-decision win over Jack Marshman at UFC 230 being his latest fight.

Fight Card

UFC on ESPN + 1 (also known as UFC Fight Night 143) is set to take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The main card will air on ESPN + 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be split broadcasted on ESPN 8 p.m. ET. and the TV network’s streaming service, ESPN + at 6 p.m. ET. Here is the updated card:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Flyweight Championship: Henry Cejudo (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Heavyweight: Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder

Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz

Female Flyweight: Paige Van Zant vs. Rachael Ostovich

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez

Female Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski

Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Castro

Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+/6 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Te’Jovan Edwards

Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal

Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre

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Teixeira Says He Can’t Go Out There and “Just Bang It Out” Anymore

At 39-years-old, former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira knows he’s not as young as he once was. He can’t step into the cage with reckless abandonment and swing for the fences anymore. The Brazilian only competed once …

At 39-years-old, former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira knows he’s not as young as he once was. He can’t step into the cage with reckless abandonment and swing for the fences anymore. The Brazilian only competed once in 2018 due to injury. That fight was a loss to Corey Anderson via unanimous decision […]

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Referee Responds To UFC Sao Paulo Main Event Criticisms

The referee presiding over the main event of last night’s (Sat., September 22, 2018) UFC Fight Night 137 from São Paulo, Brazil, has responded to some criticisms of the fight’s stoppage. Longtime referee Marc Goddard saw a strange scenario during the fight. Eryk Anders’ mouthpiece fell out during the third round of his battle with Thiago Santos. […]

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The referee presiding over the main event of last night’s (Sat., September 22, 2018) UFC Fight Night 137 from São Paulo, Brazil, has responded to some criticisms of the fight’s stoppage.

Longtime referee Marc Goddard saw a strange scenario during the fight. Eryk Anders’ mouthpiece fell out during the third round of his battle with Thiago Santos. Santos had been landing far more power strikes throughout the fight. Anders, meanwhile, controlled the grappling department with many takedowns, making the fight a closely-contested main event.

Anders was attempting another one when Goddard stopped the action towards the end of the third frame. The referee awarded Anders position back, but it didn’t end in his favor.

Santos began unloading an assault of elbows and punches to Anders’ temple (watch highlights here). The tiring replacement fighter was wobbled badly. Anders concerningly fell three times after the round ended. Goddard called the fight off as a result.

At least one fighter had an exception with the ref’s decision. Top-ranked lightweight contender Kevin Lee is that man. Lee immediately called out Goddard on Twitter after the fight:

Goddard Responds

Goddard responded shortly thereafter that he did the right thing by giving Anders his position back. He only returned the fighters to their original position, which he insisted was the right call:

The rising middleweight may have lost but earned an extra $50,000 for a “Fight of the Night” bonus in a bout he was hospitalized for afterward. For his part, he had a rather nonchalant reaction.

Anders wants to fight again rather soon despite taking an insane amount of damage at the end of the third round. It was a great fight, and he must have been cleared at the aforementioned medical facility.

Goddard did the best thing he could have done. The controversy seems a bit of a moot point right now. Do you believe Goddard impacted the violent end of the fight with the decision?

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