In its second show in just five days, the UFC came through with another night of fights from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Glover Teixeira, 40, extended his winning streak to four with a punishing win over Anthony Smith, who told his corner his teeth were falling out after the fourth round. Once the fifth round began, there was no fight left in Smith and Teixeira took advantage of his heavily damaged opponent.
In the co-main event, Ovince “OSP” Saint Preux’s experiment at heavyweight ended in a loss as the Haitian American gave up a split decision to Ben Rothwell. In his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier, Rothwell said he’d like to face Aleksei Oleinik in his next bout. OSP moves to 24-14 in his career while Rothwell improves to 38-12.
UFC Jacksonville main card results
No. 8 Glover Teixeira def. No. 4 Anthony Smith via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of R5
Ben Rothwell def. Ovince Saint Preux via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Drew Dober def. No. 15 Alexander Hernandez via TKO (punches) at 4:25 of R2
Ricky Simón def. Ray Borg via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Andrei Arlovski def. Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Thiago Moises def. Michael Johnson via submission (ankle lock) at 0:25 of R2
UFC Jacksonville prelims full results
Sijara Eubanks def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)
Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer def. Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure via KO (punch) at 3:40 of R2
Chase Sherman def. Isaac Villanueva via TKO (elbow) at 0:49 of R2
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