UFC 160 Results: Glover Teixeira Moves into Title Contention With Submission Over Te Huna

May 25, 2013
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Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 6197-478x270Glover Teixeira extended his unbeaten streak to 19 fights with a first-round submission victory over James Te Huna at UFC 160 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Fighting in front of his hero, Mike Tyson, Teixeira poured on the pressure from the opening bell, looking for the single-leg takedown before rocking Te Huna with a right hand.

Teixeira, a BJJ black belt, worked the Australian resident to the mat before wrestling his way into guard. Te Huna was able to get back to his feet, but Texeira took the initiative and locked in the head and arm of Te Huna before taking him to the mat again, forcing the tapout at 2:38 of round one.

“I couldn’t be happier. Mike Tyson was here,” Teixeira said post-fight. “I can’t believe it, I’m going to cry right now.”

For Teixeira, the victory puts him on the short list of names in contention for a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

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  • Mark McDowall

    Lets have him fight a top 10 fighter before we consider him a title contender.

  • Aaron

    Rampage was a top ten fighter.

    • John Bunch

      Like CombatScienceMMA said before this fight…it does nothing for Glover. If he wins…he should have. If he loses…hype machine. This guy is a beast and has as close to a complete skill set as fighters get these days. His growth was hampered by Visa issues, and he’s 4-0 since finally getting to the UFC. Yeah he got rocked once after taking his on-the-ropes opponent (Maldonado) for granted going for the quick finish, but showed enough awareness to survive the round and then finish afterwards inflicting what seemed to be criminal damage on Fabio. And maybe he showed too much respect once he had Rampage hurt…maybe the Maldonado fight was fresh on his mind. But the way he manhandled Te Huna and got the submission so early in the fight before either fighter was lathered up…what more can this class act do to deserve a top 5 guy to earn a title shot? How anyone can dislike this guy and the genuine humility he brings into the ring every time, is beyond me. Not saying he’s the guy to beat Jones…but he is one bad a$$ with some tools to make Jones work hard. Can’t wait until this guy gets the respect he deserves.