UFC Jacksonville: Smith vs Teixeira Results
UFC Jacksonville went down on Wednesday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, just four days after the promotion returned with UFC 249 this past weekend. In the main event, Anthony Smith faces Glover Teixeira in a battle of the two former light heavyweight title challengers.
In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux moves up to heavyweight to take on Ben Rothwell. Elsewhere on the UFC Jacksonville card, Alexander Hernandez goes up against Drew Dober in an exciting lightweight contest, and former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski welcomes the PFL heavyweight champion Philipe Lins to the promotion.
Head of UFC Jacksonville, Karl Roberson was removed from the card, and with it, his middleweight clash with Marvin Vettori. ‘Baby K’ missed weight by 1.5lbs on Friday and then was later hospitalised for ‘medical issues’. Despite the trip to the hospital, the two got in a heated exchange back at the fighters’ hotel.
Full results from UFC Jacksonville:
Glover Teixeira defeats Anthony Smith via fifth round TKO (1:04)
Ben Rothwell defeats Ovince Saint Preux via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Drew Dober defeats Alexander Hernandez via second round TKO (4:25)
Ricky Simon defeats Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski defeats Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Thiago Moises defeats Michael Johnson via second round heel hook submission (0:25)
Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori*
Sijara Eubanks defeats Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Omar Morales defeats Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Brian Kelleher defeats Hunter Azure via second round KO (3:40)
Chase Sherman defeats Ike Villanueva via second round TKO (0:49)
* Cancelled after Roberson was hospitalised for ‘medical issues’
The UFC goes again this weekend in Jacksonville. Headlined by a heavyweight clash between Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem.
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