Twitter Reacts To Glover Teixeira’s Big Knockout Of Rashad Evans

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UFC on FOX 19 popped off tonight (Sat. April 16, 2016) on network television from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Despite losing the much anticipated lightweight contender bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the night was not without compelling scraps or highly-ranked fighters.

The new main event pitted former champion Rashad Evans against former title challenger Glover Teixeira. The Brazilian won by scintillating first round knockout, finishing Evans for only the second time in his career. And the entertaining, back-and-forth battle between “Thug” Rose Namajunas and Tecia “Tiny Tornado” Torres became the new co-main event. See Twitter’s reaction to those two pivotal bouts here:


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In other main card action, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his long-awaited return to the Octagon against late replacement Darrell Horcher. After a first round that saw “The Eagle” feel Horcher out and find his rhythm, he took over in round two for a ground and pound TKO from back mount. Here’s the reaction to Nurmagomedov’s return:

Also in the featured prelim, Michael “The Maverick” Chiesa locked up the biggest win of his career, submitting jiu jitsu wunderkind and #7 lightweight Beneil Dariush. Check out the reaction here: