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Who won Teixeira vs Roberson?
Glover Teixeira beat Karl Roberson by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 1, on Saturday 19th January 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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 Roberson stats
Glover Teixeira stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Karl Roberson made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a massive power advantage over Roberson, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Roberson's 29%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 11 years, at 42 years old.
Teixeira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Roberson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Teixeira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 12 years and 11 months earlier than Roberson, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 84 to Roberson's 26.
Teixeira vs Roberson 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 Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
He had won against 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.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.