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Glover Teixeira defeated Kyle Kingsbury via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:53 of the first round
Glover Teixeira made a huge splash in his UFC debut, completely dominating Kyle Kingsbury on his way to a submission victory at just 1:53 of the first round in their preliminary UFC 146 bout. He started rocking Kingsbu on the feel pretty much immediately and finally dropped him with an uppercut about a minute in. He showed that his ground game was as fearsome as his standup but methodically working into mount an eventually setting up an arm-triangle choke for the victory. After a very long wait to make his his way into the octagon, Teixeira definitely made the most of it.
Teixeira opened with some solid shots on the feet, mostly dangerous right hooks. Kingsbury tried to respond with his own right hands, but ate an uppercut that hurt him. Glover jumped him on the ground, sunk in his hooks, and immediately transitioned to mount. Teixeira rained down elbows while Kingsbury tried to roll unsuccessfully. Teixeira latched on an arm triangle and jumped out to the side, and Kingsbury could do nothing else but tap.
Teixeira had long been considered one of the top light heavyweights outside of the UFC, but couldn't fight due to visa issues. He extended his winning streak to 16, while Kingsbury dropped his second bout in a row.