At UFC on Fox 26, on Dec. 16, Glover Teixeira takes on Misha Cirkunov. Who will win?
FRANK HYDEN, MMATorch Columnist
I think Teixiera wins a close decision. I think it’s a tightly contested fight but that Teixiera will either win two of the rounds or if he does win all three, it’ll be really close and almost a toss-up. I think this is one of those fights that could be won with a takedown late in a round or maybe even a knockdown late in one of the rounds. It should be close, but I think Teixiera takes it.
JOSHUA GARCIA, MMATorch Contributor
Glover has not looked good lately and I think he will attempt to wrestle his way to victory in this fight. I think that Cirkunov should be able to counter Glover’s wrestling and land a knockout victory in this fight. Glover is getting older and pretty susceptible to KO’s. This should be a pretty entertaining fight.
DAVE KOULA, MMATorch Contributor
I have watched the fight again and again, and I truly believe Oezdemir’s KO of Cirkunov was an absolute fluke. Harder case to make since he’s now done the same thing to Jimi Manuwa, but every time I watch it appears it just clips Cirkunov in a weird spot on his neck and he goes down like he’s shot. I think if we rolled back that fight, Cirkunov would have beaten him soundly and we’d all be talking title shot for him. That’s just how it goes in this game. I wouldn’t call Teixeira a ‘shot’ fighter just yet, but his best days are behind him. Still. he has some of the heaviest hands in the business but I expect to see an exponentially improved version of Misha Cirkunov that takes Teixeira into deep water and drowns him. Cirkunov 2nd round submission.
SEAN COVINGTON, MMATorch Contributor
Glover Teixeira will win in a war in quite possibly the fight of the night.
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