This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC Jacksonville
UFC Jacksonville went down on Wednesday night inside an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In the main event, Glover Teixeira weathered the storm in the first round to upset the number four ranked UFC light heavyweight, Anthony Smith.
Smith put on a boxing clinic in the first round but after that, it was one way traffic, as Teixeira brutalised ‘Lionheart’ until the referee finally stopped the fight in the fifth and final round.
In the UFC Jacksonville co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux came up just short in his heavyweight debut, losing a split decision to Ben Rothwell. Elsewhere on the card, Drew Dober, Thiago Moises, Brian Kelleher and Chase Sherman all scored impressive stoppage wins.
Ahead of the night, Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori was removed from the card after ‘Baby K’ was hospitalised for ‘medical issues’. The previous day he missed weight by 1.5lbs. Once back from the hospital, the two got in a heated exchange back at the fighters’ hotel.
You can see the full results from UFC Jacksonville here.
This is how the MMA world reacted to UFC Jacksonville:
Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira:
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Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux:
Drew Dober vs Alexander Hernandez:
Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg:
Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins:
We will add more tweets to this post in the upcoming days, as more fighters respond to the card.