Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado
Both fighters open orthodox and Teixeira wallops Maldonado with a huge left hook. A follow-up punch sends Maldonado to the mat and Teixeira quickly moves to mount. Teixeira landing hard shots with elbows and punches. Unreal heart from Maldonado as he is getting abused at this point. Teixeira attempts a head and arm triangle, but Maldonado hangs out by capturing a leg as Teixeira tries to base out. Somehow Maldonado manages to his feet. Teixeira is teeing off on him before he eats a huge left hook. Teixeira is hurt, but Maldonado has no energy to follow up.
An immediate double leg puts Maldonado on his back. He turns and tries to stand and Teixeira disengages. A couple of nice jabs from Maldonado, but he gets put on his back again from a double leg. Teixeira moves to mount very quickly and eats several hard elbows. Maldonado does a hip escape and Teixeira is back in half guard. Teixeira is going from various full guard, half guard and side control positions landing shots before the ref stands them up. A brief look at by the ringside physician and the bout resumes after he looks over Maldonado. Two left hooks and a right hand land for Teixeira.
After the round expires, the doctors determine Maldonado cannot continue.
Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado (TKO, ref stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2
These two have to get FotN. Maldonado showed such great heart and toughness.