Glover Teixeira was one of the most highly touted and hyped fighters to ever grace the Octagon.  After starting off his career 2-2 with losses to Eric Schwartz and Ed Herman, Teixeira reeled off fifteen straight victories before getting his opportunity to compete on the sports biggest stage and for the sports biggest promotion.  After visa issues kept him out the country were settled Teixeira finally made is highly anticipated debut at UFC 146 vs. Kyle Kingsberry. The highly powerful strike shocked many when he won the fight in the 1st round by submission with a beautiful head and arm triangle.  Teixeira ripped off 4 more victories in the UFC bringing his win streak to twenty before finally getting a shot at the champion Jon Jones.  For Teixeira though his shot at the title would not be all that he hope it would be.  Jones battered the Brazillian striker for five rounds, completely out-classing him in every aspect of the fight.

After the loss to Jones, Teixeira took some time and now finds himself in a must win fight at UFC 179, Aldo vs Mendes against Phil Davis.  Davis also is coming off of a very disappointing performance when he was completely dominated by Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. With each fighter coming off of a loss, neither can afford to lose this fight if they want to earn their way back into the title mix.  For Teixeira, if he is going to win this fight he will need to keep it on the feet and use his superior striking to put Davis to sleep.  Above you can watch Teixeira demonstrate this process in his knockout victory over Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs. Bader. (Video highlight provided by the UFC)

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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.