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Who won Teixeira vs Cannonier?
Glover Teixeira beat Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 208, on Saturday 11th February 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Glover Teixeira.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Teixeira vs Cannonier stats
Glover Teixeira stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Jared Cannonier made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a slight advantage in power over Cannonier, with a 64% knock out percentage over Cannonier's 56%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 5 years, at 42 years old.
Teixeira had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier had 2-inch reach advantage.
Teixeira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 9 years earlier than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 39 more professional rounds, 79 to Cannonier's 40.
Teixeira vs Cannonier form
Teixeira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
He had won against Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.