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UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader (9/4/2013) - Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Mineirinho Arena)

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UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader
September 4, 2013
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Mineirinho Arena)

Glover Teixeira (206) vs. Ryan Bader (205) - Teixeira, TKO (punches), R1 (2:55)
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186) - Souza, TKO (punches), R1 (2:47)
Joseph Benavidez (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126) - Benavidez, TKO (punches), R1 (3:07)
Francisco Trinaldo (155) vs. Piotr Hallmann (155) - Hallman, SUB (kimura), R2 (3:50)
Rafael Natal (185) vs. Tor Troeng (185) - Natal, DEC (unanimous)
Marcos Vinicius (126) vs. Ali Bagautinov (125) - Bagautinov, TKO (punches), R3 (3:28)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Felipe Arantes (146) vs. Edmílson Souza (146) - Souza, DEC (split)
Lucas Martins (136) vs. Junior Hernandez (135) - Martins, SUB (rear naked choke), R1 (1:10)
João Zeferino (170) vs. Elias Silvério (169) - Silvério, DEC (unanimous)
Keith Wisniewski (170) vs. Ivan Jorge (169) - Jorge, DEC (unanimous)

Facebook Preliminary Card:
Yuri Villefort (170) vs. Sean Spencer (171) - Spencer, DEC (split)

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Knockout of the Night: Glover Teixeira
Submission of the Night: Piotr Hallmann
Fight of the Night: Rafael Natal vs. Tor Troeng

Attendance: 5,126
Rating: 539,000 viewers

Cancelled Bouts:
Hugo Viana vs. Wilson Reis - Injury to Viana (Knee)
João Zeferino vs. Kenny Robertson - Injury to Robertson
Felipe Arantes vs. Sam Sicilia - Sicilia Withdrew
Keith Wisniewski vs. Marcelo Guimarães - Injury to Guimarães (Elbow)
Johnny Bedford vs. Hugo Viana - Injury to Bedford (Shoulder)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assunção - Injury to Assunção (Hand)
Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia - Injury to Pepey

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Another Brazilian main card stacked with 3-to-1 Brazilian favorites.  I'm shocked.

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Do you ever not complain? 

 

Also, Bader is fucked.

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Another Brazilian main card stacked with 3-to-1 Brazilian favorites.  I'm shocked.

 

I mean its a free card.  What is there to complain about?  Top three fights are all good fights IMHO.  For a free card I think that's pretty good.

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Do you ever not complain? 

 

Also, Bader is fucked.

 

I do it as a tribute to sprewell (RIP).

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Wow, I might be UFC'd out.  I din't realize there was another card this Wednesday.  Looks good though

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There's a fight on tonight?  Shit.

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You have to give Sonnen being credit for being a loyal UFC solider but no matter how hard he tries he can't sell me that Ryan Bader has a snowball chances in hell of winning this fight. 

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I think he has a shot. Glover hasn't impressed me.

 

This is what all his detractors say. However, I personally would not lay a dime on Ryan Bader.

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I don't think there was an argument that he stylistically matched up against Jon. Glover's age, inactivity against legit opponents, and lack of a real solid camp was always a detriment to him being an elite fighter. But no one can doubt that he is an upper tier light heavyweight right now. Certain guys (i.e. Bader) will always find a way to lose to him.

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Glover looks old. He looked like he could've been Bader's dad.

A Glover v. Jon Jones fight is even snoozier than the Gustafson fight.

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Glover will get murdered by anyone good.

The problem is that there aren't that many good light heavyweights.  Glover is probably top 5 in the world at 205, but Jon Jones should be ranked #1-3.  He is so far ahead of everyone else in the division it is kind of ridiculous.  Bader is the single best looking knock out recipient in the UFC.  When he falls he splays out like pancake batter dropped from a roof.  If you want to make someone a contender have them punch Bader one good time and you have yourself a highlight reel knockout.

 

This main card was surprisingly good with the top three fights solidifying the title pictures of their respective divisions.  Joseph Benavidez has the best chance of winning a title of any of the Alpha Male guys.  It seems like they have an entire camp full of #2 guys in their divisions which is kind of depressing when you think about it.  With that said since Bang Ludwig took over as head coach the entire team is 17-0.  If the Alpha Male guys were hobbits(the jury is still out) those long ass Lord of the Rings movies would have been over in about 15 minutes. 

 

Jacare has become a pretty well rounded fighter, which I wouldn't have guessed.  He straight smashed Okami, who has been hovering around the top of the middleweight division for years now.  He has solidified himself as a legit contender for the title, despite the fact that I see him getting beat into a bloody, broken, pulp against Silva or Weidman. 

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Jacare looks like a scary middleweight prospect now.  

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Glover will get murdered by anyone good.

 

No.  He's probably the second best LHW in the world.  A fight with him and Gustafsson would be interesting but I'd probably go with Glover.  Not sure who in that division you think would "murder" him.  Rashad? Lil Nog? Those guys haven't "murdered" anyone in years.  Phil Davis would be interesting but laying on dudes for three rounds is more of his thing. 

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