UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira earned a shot at the title on Wednesday night when he scored a first-round TKO stoppage of former TUF winner Ryan Bader. Teixeira’s win didn’t come easy, however, as Bader was able to rock him with a punch early in the fight.
Despite the adversity, Teixeira kept his composure and landed a beautiful combination to send Bader to the mat before jumping on for the fight-ending ground-and-pound.
For his efforts, Teixeira earned a shot at the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title.
If you missed Glover’s performance that earned him a shot at the title, you can watch the full fight video highlights below:
For those who missed Wednesday night’s event, here are the full results from UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader:
- Glover Teixeira def. Ryan Bader via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:55
- Ronaldo Souza def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:47
- Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Da Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:07
- Piotr Hallmann def. Francisco Trinaldo via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 3:50
- Rafael Natal def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Ali Bagautinov def. Marcos Vinicius via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:28
- Edimilson Souza def. Felipe Arantes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Lucas Martins def. Ramiro Hernandez via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:10
- Elias Silverio def. Joao Zeferino via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ivan Jorge def. Keith Wisniewski via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-27)
- Sean Spencer def. Yuri Villefort via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)