UFC on Fox 26 results | Glover Teixeira stops Misha Cirkunov in the first (highlights)

Glover Teixeira wins at UFC on Fox 26

The first fight on the UFC on Fox 26 main card occurred in the light heavyweight division, where former title challenger Glover Teixeira and Canadian contender Misha Cirkunov collided in a clash of top-10 fighters.

The bout began with Cirkunov pouring on the pressure on the feet. From there, however, Teixeira was able to drag the encounter to the mat. After briefly threatening with a rear-naked choke, he rolled into back mount, sat up, and poured on the ground and pound until Cirkunov could take no more. The TKO occurred at the 2:45 of the first round. See it unfold below:

With this result, Glover Teixeira rebounds from a tough knockout loss to Alexander Gustafsson, and reasserts himself as one of the light heavyweight division’s top contenders. The former title challenger is now 10-4 in the UFC, and 26-6 overall.

Misha Cirkunov, on the other hand, now finds himself on the first two-fight skid of his career. After a sterling start to his UFC career, he has succumbed to first round stoppages dealt by Volkan Oezdemir and Glover Teixeira in the year 2017. He’s 13-4 overall, and 4-2 in the Octagon.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 16/12/2017.