Glover Teixeira finally cashed in and captured his first UFC title earlier today (Sat., Oct. 30, 2021) at UFC 267 live on ESPN+ from inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, when the Brazilian veteran finished UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz via second-round submission (rear-naked choke).
Teixeira scored a massive takedown in the early going to gain the quick momentum. Blachowicz kept his guard closed and didn’t do much to get back to his feet. The champ scored some solid strikes early into the second as he needed to defend another Glover takedown. Teixeira came back to land a big left hook that wobbled the champion and forced Blachowicz to retreat. That’s when Teixeira scored a slick takedown and quickly worked his way into full mount. Blachowicz turned over and gave his back up which allowed Teixeira to score the submission finish.
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