Glover Teixeira’s (19-2) teammate Pedro Rizzo (19-10) saw his recent victory play out the way he had envisioned it. At UFC 153, Teixeira defeated Fábio Maldonado (18-6) via doctor stoppage at the end of the second round.
“Glover was well trained,” said Rizzo to TATAME. “The fight occurred the way I hoped. The Glover boxing is very well, which is stronger than Maldonado. He put down when he had to ask. On the floor, dominated and did what he trained: MMA.”
The win brings Teixeira his 16th consecutive win and second in the UFC. Both UFC fights have ended by the second round.
“The Glover is ready for anything, prepared in all areas and the fight went the way we thought would happen,” said Rizzo.
Rizzo last fought against Fedor Emelianenko (34-4-1 NC) in June of this year. It would be Emelianenko’s retirement fight. Rizzo competed in the UFC from 1998-2003 where he racked up a 9-5 record. He won his last two UFC fights.