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UFC Fight Night 77 results recap: Glover Teixeira vs Patrick Cummins fight review and analysis

Last night (Sat., Nov. 7, 2015), Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins collided at UFC Fight Night 77 inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In an excellent performance, Teixeira knocked out his opponent. Find out how below!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins threw down last night (Sat., Nov. 7, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 77 inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In his last bout, Teixeira rebounded from several bad losses by taking out Ovince Saint Preux in dramatic fashion. Looking to rebuild himself as a top contender, Teixeira hoped for a similar result last night in South America.

Meanwhile, Cummins has done quite well inside the Octagon despite his inexperience. However, he had stumbled in his prior two opportunities to step up in competition and really needed to capitalize on this one.

Cummins landed a quick takedown to start the fight, but Teixeira returned to his feet without issue. 30 seconds later, the same exchange occurred, and Teixeira seemed rather unconcerned with his opponent's wrestling prowess.

Back on their feet, Teixeira began to stalk his opponent. Put together his combinations nicely, Teixeira began to find a home for his punches, which were clearly landing with a heavy impact. Despite being outmatched on his feet, Cummins did land some nice punches and show improved head movement.

However, it wasn't enough to win Cummins the round, as Teixeira's "Hands of Stone" sent him stumbling to the mat at the bell.

Teixeira started the round with a flurry, landing a majority of the shots he threw. Cummins managed to tie up his opponent with a takedown attempt, but it seemed clear that the end was inevitable.

Once Teixeira separated, he continued to land power punches on his opponent's jaw. Cummins covered up against the fence, trying to block, but Teixeira continued to find holes in his opponent's defense. Before long, Teixeira forced the stoppage with more power punches along the fence.

This was another strong performance for Teixeira. He got hit a bit more than most expected, but he nonetheless fought intelligently. By walking him down, firing looping punches, and jumping for the guillotine, Teixeira never showed his opponent's wrestling any respect and made all his attempts meaningless.

Considering how vital wrestling is to Cummins' overall game, that's going to be very demoralizing.

Additionally, Teixeira showed his veteran experience by picking his shots well. Once he noticed Cummins ducking behind the jab, he mixed in a powerful right uppercut that rocked "Durkin" repeatedly.

After this win, Teixeira needs to square off with another top-ranked opponent. Though he's coming off a loss, a match up with Alexander Gustafsson is the only one that makes sense. Otherwise, Teixeira will have to fight an opponent well below him in the rankings.

This was always a tough match up for Cummins, and he did better than I expected. He's making clear strides with his striking, which is an impressive feat for a fighter in his mid-30s. Plus, his head movement has improved, which is an important trait for a fighter looking to close the distance.

Oddly enough, Cummins really needs to improve his top control. He had no problem landing the takedown on either Ovince Saint Preux or Teixeira, but he couldn't keep either man down. That's a strange problem for an All-American wrestler, but MMA is definitely a different animal.

After this loss, Cummins could use a step back. Unfortunately, there aren't a ton of available contenders in the light heavyweight division. None of the fighters inside the top 15 really make sense right now, so Cummins may need to look to someone like Gian Villante for his next opponent.

Last night, Glover Teixeira landed a standing knockout victory over Patrick Cummins. Where will the former title challenger go from here?

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