Teixeira realized the tides had changed in the second round after a barrage of punches sent Smith flying backwards. The Brazilian has some trouble in the first round figuring out the distance but he quickly figured things out in the second.
Teixeira is now on a four-fight win streak with three wins coming by finish. He has either Thiago Santos, Dominick Reyes, or Jan Blachowicz in his sights next but the Brazilian is flexible.
In this interview, Glover Teixeira also talks about living in Connecticut, realizing the tides had turned, talking to Smith during the fight, and more.