UFC on ESPN+ 29 results: Glover Teixeira TKO’s Anthony Smith
The UFC returned with the promotions second event in one week. UFC on ESPN+ 29, live from Jacksonville, Florida, showcased a light heavyweight battle between former title contenders Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira in the main event. Smith started off strong, controlling the distance, and even connected with a hard shot that caused a swelling around Teixeira’s eye. This seemed to ignite the Brazilian, who began working his way back into the fight, landing several hard overhand right hands.
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Teixeira continued pressuring Smith, with the latter looking to be out of the fight in the fourth round. Smith survived to the fifth, but Teixeira overwhelmed him, forcing an end to the fight early in the last round.
The co-main event saw heavyweight Ben Rothwell score his second straight win, after edging out Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision. “OSP” made his UFC debut Lightweight dark horse Drew Dober lined up his third straight win via T/KO after finishing Alexander Hernandez towards the end of the second round. See the full results below.
UFC on ESPN+ 29: Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira full results
- Glover Teixeira def. Anthony Smith via TKO (punches) — Round 5, 1:04
- Ben Rothwell def. Ovince Saint Preux split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Drew Dober def. Alexander Hernandez via TKO (punches) – 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 knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:42
- Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:49