Pros react after Glover Teixeira stops Anthony Smith at UFC Jacksonville

Anthony Smith, Glover Teixeira

A light heavyweight bout featuring former title challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira headlined tonight’s UFC event in Jacksonville.

Smith (33-14 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since UFC Stockholm in June of 2019, where he defeated hometown favorite Alexander Gustafsson. Prior to that victory, ‘Lionheart’ was coming off a unanimous decision loss to reigning light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones.

As for Anthony Smith’s opponent Glover Teixeira (30-7 MMA), the Brazilian entered tonight’s headliner on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a split decision victory over Nikita Krylov. Prior to defeating the Russian standout, Glover had scored back-to-back submission victories over opponents Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba.

Tonight’s UFC Jacksonville headliner proved to be a….

Official UFC Jacksonville Result: Glover Teixeira def. Anthony Smith via TKO at 1:04 of Round 5

Check out how the pros reacted to Teixeira defeating Smith below:

https://twitter.com/GilbertDurinho/status/1260778929910136834

https://twitter.com/CubSwanson/status/1260780867154137088

Who would you like to see Glover Teixeira fight next following his TKO victory over Anthony Smith at tonight’s UFC event in Florida? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on May 13, 2020