Glover Teixeira knocked out former title challenger Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 29.
The Brazilian earned the TKO stoppage at the 1:04 mark of the fifth round, securing his fourth consecutive victory.
“It’s not how hard you hit, it’s how hard you get hit and keep coming forward,” Teixeira said in his post-fight interview.
The light heavyweight bout was the UFC on ESPN+ 29 main event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Glover Teixeira def. Anthony Smith via TKO (punches) — Round 5, 1:04
Ben Rothwell def. Ovince Saint via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Alexander Hernandez via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:25
Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski def. Phillipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Thiago Moises def. Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) – Round 2, 0:25
Sijara Eubanks def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Omar Morales def. Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:42
Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:49