Old Man Glover Teixeira is finally a CHAMPION!

It finally happens. Glover Teixeira is the new light-heavyweight champion of UFC! Catch more detail on his journey to the throne right below!

Glover Teixeira

Old Man Glover Teixeira is finally a CHAMPION!

Aside from exciting matches, there were also a lot of wholesome moments at the recent UFC event. Without a doubt, one of them must be where Glover Teixeira was declared as the new light-heavyweight titleholder. Furthermore, the Brazilian-American also broke the record of the oldest first-time champion in the promotion history. At his age, fighting against many youngbloods is not an easy task.

However, Teixeira has successfully pulled through these hungry lions to take the throne. Previously, we came across many predictions saying that his high-level BJJ will play a significant role in his road to victory. But will it be enough to win over Jan Blachowicz? As the Polish Power has been knocking guys left and right, Teixeira had to be extra careful during their clash.

Glover Teixeira

This time, the victory goddess has smiled upon himself. He triumphantly took down Blachowicz just minutes into the fight. The move gave him the critical momentum that he needed to tire out his rival. What a good game plan! After the fall, Blachowicz was being more cautious when Teixeira tried to get him through grappling. The first round ended with Glover landing strikes after strikes. Glover caught him with a hook again in the second round, setting up a takedown against Blachowicz. Once rear-naked choke later, Glover finished as the final winner.

Crowd reaction

Daniel Cormier, who joined as a commentator, stated that seeing a veteran like Glover taking the champion title was very emotional. We need to remember that he did fight for the title before but fell short when meeting Jon Jones at his prime. At 42, who would have thought he could take the chance and reach this mark?! Moreover, Blachowicz was also a formidable opponent to beat. The former Light Heavyweight Champion just came from a win over Israel Adesanya. Additionally, he has defeated big names like Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson, and Dominick Reyes. After the clash, he took the loss well and even congratulated Teixeira for his impressive performance.