UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira Results: Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Smith Headlines

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN+)

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#3 Anthony Smith vs. #9 Glover Teixeira

Ben Rothwell def. Ovince St. Preux by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Drew Dober def. #15 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (4:25, R2)

Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Andrei Arlovski defeated Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Thiago Moises defeated Michael Johnson via submission (straight ankle lock) round 2, 0:25

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN+)

#15 Sijara Eubanks defeated Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Omar Morales defeated Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure by KO via strikes (3:40, R2)

Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva by TKO via strikes (0:49, R2)


Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Sherman starts attacking Villanueva with some leg kicks. Villanueva and Sherman get into a few striking exchanges, Villanueva charges at Sherman while throwing a three punch combination. Sherman lands more leg kicks after backing Villanueva up with a combination, Villanueva cracks a kicking Sherman with a counter right hook. Sherman also attacks the midsection of Villanueva with combinations, Sherman also nails Villanueva with a kick to the midsection. Sherman backs up Villanueva while landing a left hook, Villanueva backs up Sherman after landing a pair of right hooks. Sherman gets Villanueva against the cage wall as they exchange combos, Sherman nails a swinging Villanueva with a counter left hook followed by a knee strike. Sherman steps forward and he nails Villanueva with a short right hook, Villanueva throws some lefts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sherman

Round Two: The round begins with Sherman attacking Villanueva with leg kicks, Villanueva and Sherman get into a brief striking exchange. Sherman rocks a swinging Villanueva with a counter right hook, Sherman drops Villanueva with a elbow strike to the head and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva by TKO via strikes (0:49, R2)

Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher

Round One: The round begins with Azure attacking Kelleher with some leg kicks, Azure also nails Kelleher with a kick to the midsection. Azure also backs up Kelleher by throwing a combination, Azure also nails Kelleher with a three punch combination. Azure also attacks the midsection of Kelleher with combinations, Kelleher goes for a high kick and Azure blocks it. Kelleher barely lands a front kick to the face of Azure, Kelleher then cracks Azure with a pair of right hooks. Azure comes forward and he lands a left hook on Kelleher, Kelleher grabs Azure and he gets him against the cage wall. Azure gets free and the fighters swing away at each other, Kelleher nails a swinging Azure with a counter left hook. Azure responds by nailing Kelleher with a right to the top of the head, Azure and Kelleher exchange head kick attempts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Azure

Round Two: The round begins with Azure peppering Kelleher with jabs to the face, Kelleher comes forward as the two exchange combinations. Azure goes for an overhand right and Kelleher blocks it, Azure goes back to attacking Kelleher with leg kicks. Kelleher goes for a high kick and Azure blocks it, Azure then nails Kelleher with a three punch combination. Azure continuously attacks the midsection of Kelleher with combinations, Kelleher responds by hitting Azure with a right uppercut. Azure grabs Kelleher and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Kelleher nails a swinging Azure with a counter left hook followed by a right, Kelleher levels Azure with a left hook and he lands follow up strikes until Azure goes out cold.

Official Result: Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure by KO via strikes (3:40, R2)

Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales

Round One: The two feel each other out for a couple of minutes before Morales throws a head kick that lands. He keeps going back to the head kick and finds success with it. Benitez finally catches on and counters with a jab. That doesn't slow down Morales' head kick attempts, though. He's really telegraphing them and Benitez is making him pay with counters as that happens. They trade punches that end the first round. Benitez found a lot more with his combo than Morales did throwing head kicks over and over. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benitez

Round Two: Morales is doing a much better job switching things up in round two. Instead of endlessly pursuing the head kick, Morales is setting up straight combination and mixing in leg kicks. Benitez isn't able to land much. Morales lands a right hand and a body kick as he pursues Morales. The referee calls a stop to the action when a hair tie comes out of the hair of Benitez. Benitez catches a sloppy wheel kick for a takedown to end the round. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morales

Round three: Benitez is missing a chunk of his leg right now. It's gross, bro.  He's still throwing leg kicks either way. Morales is throwing body kicks heavy now, and is relying on it often before switching back to the head kick. Benitez is still throwing leg kicks, but Morales checks it, which can't be great on that leg wound. This has been an excellent stand up battle, and the last minute sees Morales open up with a flying knee, and a series of body-head combos. The two trade body kicks and punches to end the fight.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morales, giving him the 29-28 advantage.

Official decision: Omar Morales defeated Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

#15 Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras

Round One: Eubanks throws a leg kick, then uncorks a hook followed by a head kick. She's landing hard. Moras got clipped pretty well, but is still firing off on her own. She's leading with leg kicks and finding a home for them before going for a jab. Sijara is throwing heavy, going from jab, straight to high kick as Moras remains in the pocket. Moras closes the round with a couple of good punches and a leg kick.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks

Round Two: Eubanks punches are pushing Moras back, but Moras doesn't seem to care. She pushes forward with a couple of heavy punches and works into the clinch. Eubanks takes down Moras, but the latter is very active off her back. Eubanks moves to a half guard and throws some heavy punches. Moras is still throwing from the bottom, but it's certainly not enough to rack up points or damage. Another clear round for Eubanks

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks

Round Three: Round three is a lot less active in the early minutes than the previous rounds. About three minutes in, Eubanks lands some slower, but heavy punches. She grabs the heel of Moras and forces her down to the ground. Moras works really well off her back and switches her hips to set up an armbar. Eubanks tells her corner she's fine as she works her way out of it and into side control. Eubanks throws ground and pound to end the fight. The two have words after the fight.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks, giving her the 30-27 advantage.

Official decision: #15 Sijara Eubanks defeated Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises

Round One: A lot of feeling each other out in the opening minutes. Moises throws a couple of head kicks and Johnson stuffs a couple of takedown attempts. Johnson presses the action and works Moises against the cage. Johnson picks his spots as Moises tries to circle out. Johnson is truly dominant in this round, Moises hasn't really landed much of anything in the entire round until about 15 seconds left.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: Moises immediately shoots and drags down Johnson. He applies a beautiful straight ankle lock and goes face down. Moises gets the submission but the referee doesn't see it until late.

Official result: Thiago Moises defeated Michael Johnson via submission (straight ankle lock) round 2, 0:25

Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins

Round One: Lins opens up with some strikes to the body, as Daniel Cormier references his PFL tournament win. He's letting strikes rip, and counters Arlovski well. Lins throws a body kick. Arlovski cracks Lins with a spinning back fist with about a minute left in the round. Arlovski is more mobile, but Lins is more active, and throwing to end the fight.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lins

Round Two: Arlovski presses forward with a 1-2, then a leg kick. Lins finally fires off. Lins' output is definitely not what it was in the first round. A few minutes in, Lins boots Arlovski right in the ballsack, which isn't good. The ref gives Arloski some time. He recovers, but this fight has slowed down considerably. Lins closes the round with a couple of punches. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski

Round Three: Arlovksi is much more active in the opening minutes of round three. Lins has slowed down even more than the decreased output we saw in round two. A clinch is broken and Arlovski lands on the way out. Arlovski is having his best round as he keeps his distance and fights pretty much the way Arlovski has the last several years.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski, giving him the 29-28 win

Official decision: Andrei Arlovski defeated Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg

Round One: The round begins with Simon attacking Borg with a combination, Simon also starts nailing Borg with some leg kicks. Simon continues attacking Borg with combos until he eats a counter right hook, Borg starts throwing some combinations of his own. Simon scores a takedown on Borg and he gets the half guard, Simon attacks Borg with some ground and pound. Borg scrambles to his feet and he gets Simon against the cage wall, Simon gets Borg down again and he gets the butterfly guard. Borg scrambles to his feet and he cracks a swinging Simon with a counter right uppercut, Borg starts attacking Simon with leg kicks of his own. Borg and Simon exchange some combinations to the midsection, Simon grabs a swinging Borg and he gets him against the cage wall. Simon drags Borg around while landing knee strikes to the thighs, Simon scores another takedown on Borg and he gets the half guard. Simon lands ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon

Round Two: The round begins with Borg and Simon swinging away at each other, Borg throws a combo before trying to get a takedown on Simon. Simon scores a takedown on Borg and he gets the half guard, Borg scrambles to his feet and he attacks Simon with a right. Borg attacks Simon with a spinning elbow strike attempt, Simon backs up Borg while throwing some combinations. Borg looks for a flying knee strike as Simon lands a jab, Simon hunts for more takedowns against Borg. Borg cracks a jabbing Simon with a counter strike combination, Simon scores a takedown on Borg and he gets back control. Borg gets up and Simon gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Borg nails Simon with a right followed by an uppercut and body shot. Simon fires back at Borg as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon (Overall Score: 20-18 for Simon)

Round Three: The round begins with Borg attacking an incoming Simon with a combination, Borg cracks Simon with a kick to the midsection. Borg cracks a backing Simon with a left to the midsection, Borg continues attacking the midsection of Simon. Simon fires back and he pops Borg with a short left uppercut, Simon scores a takedown on Borg after eating an uppercut. Simon transitions to side control against Borg, Borg scrambles to his feet and Simon gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Borg nails Simon with a multiple punch combination, Borg then connects with a head kick against Simon. Borg goes for a flying knee strike and Simon attempts one of his own, Borg lands more shots to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borg (Final Score: 29-28 for Borg)

Official Result: Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#15 Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober

Round One: The round begins with Hernandez taking some swings at Dober, Dober starts attacking Hernandez with some leg kicks. Dober then cracks a swinging Hernandez with a counter left, Hernandez responds by kicking Dober in the midsection. Hernandez scores a takedown on Dober and he gets the full guard, Dober scrambles to his feet and Hernandez holds him against the cage wall. Dober cracks Hernandez with a left hook as they separate, Hernandez goes for a high kick and Dober blocks it. Dober backs up Hernandez after landing a few lefts, Hernandez starts attacking Dober with some jabs to the face. Dober charges at Hernandez while swinging away at him, Dober grabs Hernandez and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Hernandez cracks Dober with a kick to the midsection, Dober recovers and he nails Hernandez with a combination. Hernandez and Dober get into a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hernandez

Round Two: The round begins with Hernandez kicking Dober in the midsection, Hernandez accidentally pokes Dober in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Hernandez and Dober getting into a wild striking exchange, Dober follows Hernandez around while throwing lefts. Hernandez stays on the outside while taking some swings against Dober, Dober starts attacking Hernandez with some leg kicks. Dober keeps Hernandez near the cage wall while swinging away at him, Dober cracks a kicking Hernandez with a counter left. Hernandez responds by nailing Dober with a left hook, Dober rocks Hernandez after landing a three punch combination. Hernandez eats a bunch more strikes before scoring a takedown on Dober, Hernandez attacks Dober with some ground and pound. Dober scrambles to his feet and he rocks Hernandez again with another combination, Hernandez scores another takedown and Dober gets up. Dober nails Hernandez with a bunch of unanswered lefts and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Drew Dober def. #15 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (4:25, R2)

Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince St. Preux

Round One: The round begins with St. Preux throwing a few kicks against Rothwell, Rothwell backs up St. Preux while taking some swings at him. St. Preux starts attacking Rothwell with some leg kicks, Rothwell cracks St. Preux with a few rights to the chin. Rothwell keeps St. Preux near the cage wall before eating an overhand left, St. Preux goes for a head kick and Rothwell gets him to the ground. Rothwell looks for a ten finger front choke and he lands some strikes while doing so, St. Preux scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rothwell

Round Two: The round begins with St. Preux attacking Rothwell with a high kick, Rothwell attacks a swinging St. Preux with a counter left. St. Preux responds by nailing Rothwell with a left followed by a kick to the midsection, Rothwell charges at St. Preux while landing a combination. Rothwell gets St. Preux against the cage wall while landing an uppercut, the fighters separate and Rothwell swings away at St. Preux. Rothwell then nails St. Preux with a kick to the midsection, St. Preux stays at a distance while hitting Rothwell with jabs. Rothwell grabs St. Preux and he attacks him with multiple knee strikes, the fighters separate and St. Preux pops Rothwell with a left. Rothwell gets St. Preux back against the cage wall while swinging away at him, St. Preux escapes after Rothwell lands more strikes. St. Preux rocks a swing Rothwell with a counter left hook, Rothwell gets up and he swings at St. Preux as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rothwell (Overall Score: 20-18 for Rothwell)

Round Three: The round begins with St. Preux attacking Rothwell with a few lefts, Rothwell throws a few rights at a running St. Preux. Rothwell gets St. Preux against the cage wall while attacking him with knee strikes, St. Preux gets free and he takes some swings at Rothwell. Rothwell backs St. Preux up while swinging away at him, Rothwell rocks St. Preux with a body strike and he pounces on him with knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and St. Preux stuns Rothwell with a few lefts, St. Preux then pops Rothwell with a left uppercut. St. Preux also pops a kicking Rothwell with a two punch combination, Rothwell recovers and he nails St. Preux with a knee strike. Rothwell grabs St. Preux and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and St. Preux cracks Rothwell with a right. Rothwell responds with a right of his own, St. Preux and Rothwell have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rothwell (Final Score: 30-27 for Rothwell)

Official Result: Ben Rothwell def. Ovince St. Preux by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Anthony Smith vs. #8 Glover Teixeira

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Teixeira with a right, Smith also starts landing leg kicks against Teixeira. Smith lands a few jabs before nailing Teixeira with a right hook, Smith then cracks Teixeira with another right. Teixeira backs Smith into the cage wall before they exchange combinations, Teixeira backs up Smith while landing a multiple punch combination. Teixeira accidentally nails Smith low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Smith cracking Teixeira with jabs and a right. Teixeira starts attacking Smith with some leg kicks of his own, Smith comes forward and he goes after Teixeira with a multiple strike combination. Teixeira then lands a right to the midsection of Smith, Smith goes for a head kick and Teixeira blocks it before moving forward. Teixeira backs up Smith after landing a pair of left hooks, Teixeira throws a spin kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round Two: The round begins with Smith attacking Teixeira with some combinations, Smith uses the jab to keep Teixeira at bay. Teixeira then lands some body shots to the midsection of Smith, Teixeira also lands some leg kicks against Smith. Smith backs Teixeira up while swinging away at him, Smith throws a bunch of kicks to keep Teixeira at bay. Smith comes forward and he barely lands an elbow strike to the head of Teixeira, Smith keeps pegging Teixeira with rights. Smith rocks Teixeira by landing an overhand right to the head, Teixeira backs Smith into the cage wall while attacking him with a massive combination. Smith fires back and he lands a few strikes against Teixeira, Teixeira stuns a swinging Smith with a counter left hook. Teixeira then nails Smith with a kick to the midsection, Teixeira attacks Smith with a combination after eating an elbow strike. Teixeira throws a spinning back kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Teixeira (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Smith going back to jabbing away at Teixeira, Smith scores a takedown on a kicking Teixeira and Teixeira gets back up. Teixeira then rocks Smith with a five punch combination, Teixeira drops Smith with a combination before getting back control while landing strikes. Teixeira attacks Smith with ground and pound, Teixeira gains the full mount while nailing Smith with more strikes. Smith scrambles and Teixeira regains back control on him while landing more strikes, Teixeira also starts attacking Smith with knee strikes. Teixeira lands a bunch of unanswered strikes on Smith before gaining the half guard, Teixeira lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Teixeira (Overall Score: 29-27 for Teixeira)

Round Four: The round begins with Teixeira rocking Smith with a right uppercut, Smith starts swinging back against Teixeira. Teixeira then nails Smith with a knee strike to the face, Smith backs up Teixeira and Teixeira levels him with multiple uppercuts. Smith goes for a takedown and Teixeira winds up getting back control, Teixeira attacks Smith with some ground and pound. Teixeira postures up and he allows Smith to get back up, Smith eats a few jabs before swinging back at Teixeira. Teixeira backs up a kicking Smith while landing another combination, Teixeira scores a takedown on Smith and he gets the half guard. Teixeira attacks Smith with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Teixeira (Overall Score: 39-35 for Teixeira)

Round Five: The round begins with Teixeira immediately peppering Smith with jabs, Smith looks for a takedown and Teixeira gets top control. Teixeira attacks Smith with ground and pound before gaining the full mount, Teixeira attacks Smith with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #8 Glover Teixeira def. #4 Anthony Smith by TKO via strikes (1:04, R5)

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