Glover Teixera vs. Fabio Maldonado Full Fight Video

UFC 153 took place October 13, 2012 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card featured a light heavyweight matchup between Glover Teixera and Fabio Maldonado.

Glover was a very well respected MMA veteran who got his start in the WEC fighting organization in 2002. It took many years for Glover to make it over to the UFC due to issues with his passport. He finally entered the Octagon in 2012 at UFC 146, stopping Kyle Kingsbury by submission in round 1. He is a well rounded fighter, known for submissions and knockout power.

This was Fabio’s 4th fight in the UFC. He had just come off of back to back losses against Igor Pokrajac and Kyle Kingsbury, and was ready to get back into the win column. He entered the UFC in 2010 with a KO win over James McSweeney. With a UFC record of 1-2, Fabio is anxious to get back in the ring and prove he is a viable light heavyweight. In order to do that, he will have a tough task in taking out Glover Teixera.

Round 1: Both fighters come out and touch gloves in the center. Glover immediately goes on the attack, pressing the action and forcing Fabio to backpedal. Glover backs him into the cage and rushes forward with a solid one-two punch combo that drops Fabio to the canvas. Glover jumps on his back and starts landing lefts and rights to the side of his head.

Glover flips him over and mounts him against the side of the cage. He starts dropping fists and elbows to Fabio’s head. Some of them are getting through, some of them are blocked. Fabio is known for having a great chin, and he takes the shots and fights on. Glover is relentless, dropping bomb after bomb. Glover tries to lock in an arm triangle and holds it for a long time, but is unable to finish.

Glover is totally dominant, staying in the mount and dropping punch after punch to Fabio’s head. After almost spending the whole round on his back, Fabio is able to scramble to his feet. Glover stalks and lands several punches to Fabio’s face. Out of nowhere Fabio lands a solid left hook that stuns Glover for a second. They continue to duke it out until the round ends.

Round 2: Glover comes right out and scores a takedown. Fabio tries to scramble out of it and finally gets to his feet. Fabio’s face is busted up good but continues to fight. Glover tries another takedown and gets it. He takes his back then gets into the full mount. He lands 2 solid elbows back to back and Fabio grabs onto to him to control his posture.

Glover continues to work from side control, punching the body and the face of Fabio. He lands 3 or 4 more strong elbows. Fabio takes it and continues to defend. Glover is getting the best of the exchange, then the ref stands them up. The ref has the doctor come in to look at Fabio’s face, but they let them continue. They face off in the center and Glover presses the attack once again, throwing 3 strong hooks that move Fabio back. The round ends with Glover still stalking and throwing punches.

The doctor comes in between rounds and determines that Fabio has taken enough damage and stops the fight. Glover Teixera defeats Fabio Maldonado due to doctor’s stoppage in round 2.

UFC on Fox 6: Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson, and Rampage Jackson vs. Teixeira

On January 26, 2013 the UFC on Fox showcases its sixth event.

Headlining the event which will be held at the United Center in Chicago, will be Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson who will be putting his belt on the line against up and coming John Dodson.

While Johnson is more of a technical striker, Dodson possesses knockout power which can quickly turn the tide. Also on the card is the return of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson who will be facing off against a dangerous Glover Teixeira.

The majority of MMA fans would probably agree that Rampage Jackson is on the decline. Besides being a disgruntled fighter with the UFC, his last few fights have not been impressive, and compared to the current evolved MMA fighters of today he is very one dimensional. In addition, he will be going up against a very well rounded Teixeira, who has been on a tear finishing his opponents by several methods.

This is the last fight that Jackson has under contract with the UFC, and many suspect it will be his last. The UFC’s lightweight class is arguably the most stacked class in the organization. Two of the front runners in this class are Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, and they will clash to determine who could possible face the winner of the highly anticipated lightweight championship between Benson Henderson and UFC newcomer Gilbert Melendez.

Also on the main card are featherweights Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas. Koch’s only loss was to Chad Mendes, and he’s won his last four. Meanwhile, Lamas is currently on a 3 fight win streak, with one of those wins over Cub Swanson. Lamas has only two losses in his MMA career, both of those coming by TKO. While Koch has TKO’ed two of his opponents during his four fight win streak.

Quinton Jackson versus Glover Teixeria at UFC on Fox 6

Quinton Jackson and Glover Teixeria will face of on UFC on Fox 6. Jackson announced this matchup Tuesday through Twitter as he awaits the Brazilian fighter on January 26, 2013 at Chicago’s United Center.

Jackson wrote: “Outside the cage, I hate no one. Life is too short for that. Inside the cage, my job is to destroy! Glover is done on January 26 in Chicago.”

The light heavyweights were expected to meet on October 13 at UFC 153, but Jackson the “Rampage” was forced to withdraw from the fight when he suffered an injury. This match was a flyweight championship showdown between Demetrious Johnson, reigning titlist and John Dodson, challenger. There will also be an extreme matchup between World Extreme Cagefighting alumni Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone will meet each other at the Octagon in a lightweight fight.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is a 34 year old light heavyweight fighter from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He has 32 wins and only 10 losses in his professional career. His latest fights were back to back defeats against Jon Jones at UFC 135 in September 24, 2011 and from Ryan Bader at UFC 144 in February 2012 via unanimous decision. Before these defeats, he was able to face and to win against prized fighters like Matt Hamil, Lyoto Machida, Keith Jardine, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Chuck Liddell, Matt Linlard and  Marvin Eastman to name a few.

Glover Teixeria on the other hand is a 33 year old light heavyweight fighter from Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He had 19 wins and only 2 losses in his career. His latest victory over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153 in October 13, 2012 via TKO was his 17th consecutive win in his professional career. He has faced the likes of Kyle Kingsbury, Ricco RodriguezMarvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Marcio Cruz, Daniel Tabera and Marko Peselj to name a few. His last defeat was in 2005 in the hands of Ed Herman in SF 9 Respect via unanimous decision. His 10 years as a pro has been a great stage in Teixeria’s career and fans will surely look forward to his fight with Rampage on January 26.

UFC on Fox 6 will be held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Stay tuned for more details of this epic fight and fighters that are included in the UFC roster as it nears next year.