UFC on Fox 6 Results: Glover Teixeira Sends Rampage Jackson Packing with Decision Win

January 26, 2013
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Glover Teixeira vs Rampage Jackson at UFC on Fox 6Brazilian light heavyweight Glover Teixeira (20-2) increased his unbeaten streak to 18 fights with an easy win over former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11) at UFC on Fox 6 from the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night.

The fight is expected to be Jackson’s last in the UFC, but Teixeira was able to control terms throughout the fight winning an unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

The Brazilian came out on the attack looking to land with uppercuts. He was able to land a takedown on Jackson before taking his back and locking in the hooks. Teixeira searched for his trademark arm triangle finish and landed some ground and pound, but Jackson returned to his feet.

The fighters traded shots with Teixeira working behind his jab. Jackson looked for a takedown of his own, but was Teixeira caught him on his way in and landed a  left hook that had Jackson on wobbly legs before more blows saw Jackson drop to the mat. He came on stronger late in the round as Teixeira maintained his distance, not looking to stand and trade with the former champ.

Teixeira moved straight in to land a double-leg takedown in round two, but Jackson was able to scramble off his back and return to his feet before catching Teixeira. Teixeira landed with two big uppercuts. Jackson began to fade and continued to back up; Teixeira catching him with a left rip to the body.

In what was going to be a last chance for Jackson to record a victory in his final UFC fight, he came out from the corner with a fresh mindset in the final round. They traded strikes before Teixeira secured a takedown and reigned down shots on Jackson. Jackson looked to return to his feet and ate two more big shots from Teixeira.

The fighters finished off trading shots before Teixeira put the result beyond doubt, taking Jackson to the mat in the closing seconds.

It what was Teixeira’s third UFC fight, the former Shooto South America 220-pound champion picked up his first decision win in the promotion after two previous stoppages, while Jackson suffered his third consecutive loss in the UFC.

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  • John Bunch

    I try to be reasonable in my posts, and not talk shite…fights are fights, and anything can happen. That being said…lemme hear from all those Teixeira naysayers…he’s still overrated, right? Yeah….love this dude!

  • John Bunch

    But with Hendo/Machida winner getting Jones/Sonnen winner, I guess it will be Teixeira/Gustafsson winner vs Hendo/Machida///Jones/Sonnen winner. I wish Jones would have to face both Teix and Gust…and he might before he moves up to HW (and takes the AS fight)…but I guess I’ll have to be happy with him fighting the best of those two. LHW division is heating up!

    • Gustafsson is fighting Mousasi.

      • John Bunch

        Damn…that’s right! Teix is hanging in the wind for a while…Shogun? Thanks for the correction. 🙂

  • Although, Rampage had better technique. They both have ko power and it just came out to who would fold first.
    Teixeira being a much fresher fighter was able to take much more punishment.
    In no way did Rampage not perform well, Teixeira is just tougher.

    • John Bunch

      I realize with no context, my “pro” Teixeira comments may sound a little arrogant. I like both of these guys, I just have this emotional attachement to Teixeira based on his history and his journey getting to the States and the UFC. I get sick of people saying this dude will do this to that guy, based on this, or this guy has no chance based on (insert any arbitrary reason, such as, never faced “A” level competition, blah, blah, blah…)…nobody really knows until it happens. So based on this fight, Teixeira is not some Dana White, propped up hype-machine…he’s a fighter with a helluva a game. That’s all I meant to say. I just let beer get in my way. Shutting the F up now…

  • kbroesq

    I’m not going to call Teixeira overrated, but he is human, and he doesn’t seem to be the “KILLER” that was supposed to take the LHWD by storm. He got wobbled by Maldonado, and I think could have been finished by Maldonado had he followed up. Teixeira had trouble with a Rampage who, in my mind, was not in shape for the fight.

    Teixeira is awesome, and had he not been introduced with such a long red carpet, I would shut up, but he was one of the most highly anticipated UFC entries ever. He has work to do if he is going to compete with someone like Jones.

  • grampappy

    Love rampage getting humbled

  • George Sperry

    I would love to know what round some judge saw Rampage winning.

    • Mike mckinney

      I’m guessing the 2nd

  • datdudechris…ONCEAGAIN!!!!

    in the words of joe rogan whoever scored that contest 29-28 for glover teixeira needs to be fired it shouldve all been 30-27 thats ridiculous