UFC Fight Night 73 was a good fight card from top to bottom. There were some nice KO’s and submission victories.

In the main event, Glover Teixeira finally got back on track against Ovince Saint Preux. It was a fight that Teixeira needed or he would’ve lost three fights in a row. Teixeira made sure he did not lose three fights and ended the fight in the third round.

In the co-main event, Michael Johnson took on Beneil Dariush. Johnson did some serious stand up work against Dariush, but there was an odd scoring from the judges that left Johnson and many others confused on the decision.

Other than the two top fights, there were some awesome fights that were impressive. Uriah Hall finally put all of his potential together and got a much-needed dominant victory inside the octagon.

Here is what we learned from UFC Fight Night 73

Glover Teixeira is Back

In a five round war with the #6 ranked light heavyweight, Ovince Saint Preux, Teixeira only needed three rounds to show that he is still relevant at 205. Saint Preux was doing well standing up against Teixeira, but Teixeira took him down countless times. His takedowns led to Saint Preux getting tired and Teixeira got his back to end the fight with a rear-naked choke.

UFC Judges Struggle…Again

Let me start out by saying Johnson got absolutely ripped off on Saturday night. He clearly won the first two rounds of the fight and looked phenomenal. He was clearly the winner of the fight, but for some odd reason, two judges had him losing the fight 29-28. It was horrible and highlighted the judges once again struggling when fights go to decisions.

Could Rousey vs. Nunes Be Better Than Rousey vs. Tate 3?

Amanda Nunes came out on Saturday night and made quick work of Sara McMann. She dominated the fight on the feet and caught McMann with a solid right hand that dropped her. She ended up ending the fight by rear-naked choke, but more importantly, she showed she is a title contender. I would argue, along with some others, that maybe the UFC would be better making Rousey’s next opponent Nunes instead of giving her Tate for the third time.

Ray Borg Is Legit:

Many are very high on Ray Borg and he proved them right on Saturday night. Borg, other than an elbow that gave him a nasty cut, dominated the fight. He took Herrera down at the start of every round and stayed on top almost the rest of the round. He was looking for submissions all over and was relentlessly trying to finish the fight. He may have not gotten the finish, but he did prove he is a legitimate contender in the flyweight division

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.