UFC Fight Night 28 Results: Glover Teixeira Stamps Case for Title Shot with Knockout of Ryan Bader

September 4, 2013
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Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 6197-478x270Glover Teixeira continued his tear through the UFC light heavyweight division with a dominant first-round TKO victory over Ryan Bader in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Wednesday night.

Bader immediately went in looking for the takedown, but Teixeira took control in the clinch. Back on the feet, Bader was able to rock Teixeira, landing shots with the Brazilian backed against the cage, but a right hand followed by a left hook dropped Bader and Teixeira finished off the fight with ground and pound.

“He was able to give me a punch to make me fall back down, but I knew exactly what was happening,” Teixeira said. “I was able to use that as an opportunity for me.

“I knew as he knocked me down that he was going to come with his guard open and going to try and submit me, but that was the opportunity I used, and that’s why I gave him the strong one in between his arms. That’s when I was able to end the fight.”

After his 20th straight win overall and fifth straight in the UFC, Teixeira admitted that he was disappointed in the performance, but guaranteed he will one day win the UFC belt.

“To tell you the truth, I wasn’t happy with this fight. It disappointed me that he was able to knock me down and I’m going to train more so I can get there,” he stated.

“This belt is going to be mine. I think one of my problems was that I just had too much self-confidence; it was a good wake up call.”

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  • David Britton

    Beating Bader is worthy of a title shot? Glover has NEVER fought someone ranked in the top 10. That isn’t what I call a title contender.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Completely agree!

    • mike50

      most title shots are a joke nowadays. how does Gus pull out of a fight and get a shot?

    • truthbtold

      thats who jon jones beat for his title shot….just saying and I dont think with his speed he stands a chance

    • onehitwonder

      depends on who’s top ten your looking at, but yeah he skipped to the front of the line, Bader, Ta Huna, are the only names he beat. Chael, Lyoto, Shogun, Hendo, Nog, Evans. I guess it’s Dana’s world, i think Bones will run right threw him, I like Glover but it’s to soon.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Bader just doesn’t have a chin. He has all the potential, but it’ll never work past a gate keeper now.

    • Lucas Freire

      I think both of his KO losses came from his lack of standing technique, other than because of his lack of toughness.

  • ivan

    glover looker real lousy against a wrestler that didnt wrestle .. hes going to get smoked . agree de does not deserve a title shot by a long shot lol .. hes at least three fights from the title