Glover Teixeira made an impact heard around the light heavyweight division Saturday night, knocking out former UFC champion Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC on FOX 19.
Teixeira, a one-time title contender, landed less than two minutes into the opening round, stunning and finishing “Suga” inside the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
Rose Namajunas avenged a previous decision loss to Tecia Torres, earning a victory in the co-main event. The win was the first for the former Ultimate Fighter finalist that was not via stoppage.
Khabib Nurmagomedov turned back upset-minded Darrell Horcher, finishing the UFC newcomers in the second round, while Cub Swanson bested Hacran Dias to begin the main card.
Michael Chiesa, Raquel Pennington, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Michael Graves, John Dodson, Cezar Ferreira and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos earned prelim victories.
Dos Santos and his opponent, Omari Akhmedov, were awarded the “Fight of the Night,” while Teixeira and Chiesa picked up “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
The attendance was announced at 11,273 with a live gate of $1.057 million.
Complete results cane be found below:
Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans via KO (strike) at 1:48 of Round 1
Rose Namajunas def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Darrell Horcher via TKO (strikes) at 3:38 of Round 2
Cub Swanson def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa def. Beneil Dariush via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 of Round 2
Raquel Pennington def. Bethe Correia via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Court McGee via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of Round 1
Michael Graves def. Randy Brown via submission (rear-naked choked) at 2:31 of Round 2
John Dodson def. Manny Gamburyan via TKO (strikes) at :47 of Round 1
Cezar Ferreira def. Oluwale Bamgbose via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (strikes) at 3:03 of Round 3