UFC on FOX 19 Results: Evans vs Teixeira
Today’s UFC on FOX 19 takes place at Amalie Arena in Tampa. In the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans took on Glover Teixeira. The co-main event featured a pair of strawweight contenders in the female division as Rose Namajunas rematches Tecia Torres.
Three days ago Lyota Machida vs Dan Henderson was removed from the card after Machida admitted to using a banned substance.
The original main event for the card in Tampa was to be a five round war between top UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. When Ferguson became unable to compete due to injury, UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher stepped up and the bout was switched to three rounds and moved down the lineup.
Then yesterday, yet another fight was removed from the card after weigh-ins. Drew Dober and Islam Makhachev were removed from the card after both fighters weighed in because Makhachev tested positive for a banned substance. Dober will be awarded his show money.
In short, Glover finished Rashad inside a minute and a half, Rose decisioned Tecia, and Nurmagomedov defeated Horcher via strikes.
In the women’s bantamweight division, former title contender, Bethe Correia took on Raquel Pennington. It was a hard fought battle in which Pennington took.
Official UFC on FOX 19 results:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Glover Teixeira defeated Rashad Evans via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:48
- Rose Namajunas defeated Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Darrell Horcher via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:38
- Cub Swanson defeated Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
- Michael Chiesa defeated Beneil Dariush via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:20
- Raquel Pennington defeated Bethe Correia via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Santiago Ponzinibbio defeated Court McGee via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:15
- Michael Graves defeated Randy Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:31
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- John Dodson defeated Manny Gamburyan via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:47
- Cezar Ferreira defeated Oluwale Bamgbose via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos defeated Omari Akhmedov via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:03