The Octagon is back in town and tonight’s card is a UFC Fight Night event live from Jacksonville, Florida. The card features 10 fights, with the main event featuring top-10 light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira going head-to-head for 25 minutes or less.
Smith is coming off of a huge submission win over Alexander Gustafsson, with the fight taking place last June. He was set to take on Teixeira at UFC Nebraska in April, but the card was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, the UFC matchmakers were able to save the matchup and it takes place tonight instead.
Teixeira, on the other hand, is coming off of three straight wins over younger fighters to prove yet again he’s still one of the best in the world at 205lbs. Teixeira has been trying to get a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion for a while now, but he will need to get through Smith if he wants to do that.
In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux moves up to heavyweight to take on Ben Rothwell in what is a bizarre yet intriguing fight between two veterans of the sport.
Note that a middleweight bout between Marvin Vettori and Karl Roberson fell through at the last minute after Roberson fell ill.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Jacksonville Live Results and Highlights below:
UFC Jacksonville Main Card:
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira – Teixeira def. Smith via TKO at 1:04 of Round 5
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ben Rothwell – Rothwell def. Saint Preux by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober – Dober def. Hernandez via TKO at 4:25 of Round 2
Ray Borg vs. Ricky Simon – Simon def. Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Phillipe Lines – Arlovski def. Lines by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Thiago Moises vs. Michael Johnson – Moises def. Johnson via submission (heel hook) at :25 of Round 2
Gameplan 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱. 📓
— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2020
UFC Jacksonville Preliminary Card:
Sarah Moras vs. Sijara Eubanks – Eubanks def. Moras by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales – Morales def. Benitez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Brian Kelleher vs. Hunter Azure – Kelleher def. Azure via KO (left hook) at 3:40 in Round 2
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— UFC (@ufc) May 13, 2020
Ike Villanueva vs. Chase Sherman – Sherman def. Villanueva via TKO (punches) at 0:49 of Round 2
JUST GETTING STARTED! 🗣@ChaseShermanUFC makes a HUGE IMPACT in his Octagon return.
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— UFC (@ufc) May 13, 2020
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