Former UFC champion Glover Teixeira powered through a tough night at the office with Jamahal Hill at UFC 283.
This past Saturday, Teixeira faced Hill for the vacant light heavyweight title in the headlining bout of UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former titleholder was looking to get back in the winning column after dropping his title to Jiri Prochazka last June. On the other hand, Hill got his shot at the promotional gold after a special sequence of circumstances.
Hill appeared to be in complete control from the start of the fight as he showcased incredible takedown defense and landed at will with some huge shots. There were multiple times when the contest was close to being stopped. However, Teixeira’s insane durability saw him go the distance.
In the end, Hill came out on top of the judges’ scorecards with a dominant 50-44 unanimous decision. He became the first fighter from Dana White’s Contender Series to become a UFC champion and set the new record for the most significant strikes in a single UFC light heavyweight fight at 232.
Glover Teixeira manager shares gruesome aftermath of UFC 283 title fight
In a recent post made on Instagram, Glover Teixeira’s manager Jorge Guimares shared a photo showing the damage Teixeira took in the title fight. A horrific cut can be seen over Teixeira’s right eye with another wound above the other eye.
“toughest man in the planet Glover Teixeira nem rocky balboa chega perto,” wrote Guimares.
Guimares shared Teixeira’s face after getting treatment
He followed up with another update on Teixeira following his trip to the hospital for his injuries.
“Couldn’t be more proud of this man Glover Teixeira. A true warrior and the best person on earth! The world needs more people like you. ‘The warrior doesn’t bleed, they overflow with honor.’ Glover, you are a cousin for excellence and are an inspiration to all! I love you!”
Glover Teixeira announced his retirement after the loss. He walked away from the octagon as the oldest UFC champion in history with a record of 33-9.