After landing a huge uppercut and left hook early in the third round, Glover Teixeira took over the fight and handed out an uncomfortable beating on Anthony Smith.
Despite somewhat of a slow start which had seen Smith dictate through his jab, the turning point in the third round saw the gap widen drastically between the fighters.
With Smith handing the referee his teeth during the fight, ‘Lionheart’s’ toughness ensured that he withstood more and more damage than necessary before a final flurry in the fifth round secured a TKO win for Teixeira.
Glover Teixeira def. Anthony Smith via TKO (Round 5, 1:04)
Ben Rothwell def. Ovince Saint via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Alexander Hernandez via TKO (Round 2, 4:25)
Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski def. Phillipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Thiago Moises def. Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) (Round 2, 0:25)
Sijara Eubanks def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Omar Morales def. Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure via KO (Round 2, 3:42)
Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva via TKO (Round 2, 0:49)