No. 4 UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira brought the momentum of a strong submission win over Ovince St. Preux into his co-main event bout against Patrick Cummins at last night’s (Saturday, November 7, 2015) UFC Fight Night 77 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil, and he came out of the contest with even more.
The No. 9 “Durkin” used his elite wrestling pedigree to repeatedly ground the Brazilian, but ultimately couldn’t keep him down, opening a path for Teixeira to get up and unleash his vaunted power strikes in bunches. He nearly finished Cummins with two brutal uppercuts at the first round bell, and it didn’t take Teixeira long to finish the job in the second with a flurry of nonstop punches that forced the referee to step in and stop the bout.
Watch the highlights of Teixeira’s latest big win here: