Round 1: They both miss with right hands. Teixeira goes to the body with a punch. Jackson fires off a combination that’s blocked. Jackson uses head movement to make Teixeira miss. Teixeira secures a takedown and mounts Jackson. He takes Jackson’s back. Teixeira softens Jackson up with punches. Jackson stands and lands a kick to the body. Teixeira lands a right hand and a head kick. Jackson steps in and delivers an uppercut. Teixeira works the body. Jackson misses with a big counter. Two minute remain in the round. They exchange jabs. Jackson lands a left hook. Teixeira lands a leg kick. Teixeira lands a right hand. He presses Jackson against the cage and delivers a knee to the body. Teixeira lands a left hook that wobbles Jackson. Teixeira lands a left hook that drops Jackson. Jackson gets to his feet. Jackson lands a right hand. Jackson delivers a combination. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Teixeira.
Round 2: Teixeira lands his jab. He drops down and works for a single leg takedown and gets it. Teixeira lands short elbows inside Jackson’s half guard. Teixeira lands left hands. Jackson scrambles back to his feet. Jackson lands two big uppercuts. Teixeira answers with a left hook. Teixeira’s left hook is landing often. Jackson goes to the body with a big right hand. Teixeira lands two uppercuts of his own. Jackson is cut under his left eye. Teixeira landing his jab. Jackson looks for a takedown, but Teixeira shakes it off. Jackson lands a combination. He’s talking to Teixeira. Teixeira goes to the body with a combination. Teixeira delivers an uppercut. They taunt each other. Jackson lands a right hand followed by a left hook. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Teixeira.
Round 3: They exchange and Teixeira lands a left hook. Jackson lands a kick to the body. Teixeira answers with a right hand. Jackson delivers a combination. Teixeira loks for a takedown and gets it. Teixeira works inside half guard. He lands short elbows. Jackson uses the cage to stand. Teixeira lands an uppercut but Jackson is up and on the offensive. Jackson is swinging wildly. He looks for a takedown but Teixeira defends it. Teixeira jumps in with a left hook. Teixeira lands a glancing head kick. Two minutes remain in the fight. Teixeira secures an easy takedown, but Jackson gets back to his feet. Teixeira lands a knee, and another. Jackson’s hands are down. Teixeira lands a hook to the body. Teixeira secures a double leg takedown. He advances to the mount position. Teixeira lands hammer fists. He postures up and lands punches and elbows to the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Teixeira.
The judges score the fight for Teixeira by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.