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Who won Teixeira vs Cutelaba?
Glover Teixeira beat Ion Cutelaba by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 8, on Saturday 27th April 2019 at BB&T Center in Sunrise.
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 Cutelaba stats
Glover Teixeira stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Ion Cutelaba made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a massive power advantage over Cutelaba, boasting at 61% knock out percentage over Cutelaba's 0%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 15 years, at 42 years old.
Teixeira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cutelaba. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Teixeira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 35 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 9 years and 9 months earlier than Cutelaba, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 43 more professional rounds, 79 to Cutelaba's 36.
Teixeira vs Cutelaba form
Teixeira had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had won against Misha Cirkunov at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
Before that, he had lost to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
He had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 208 on 11th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.