Teixeira puts an end to his 20-year career in MMA after being defeated by Hill
Glover Teixeira (43, Brazil), ‘The Seeker’, put an end to his 20-year career in MMA.
UFC 283 took place on the 22nd (Korean time) at the Jiunis Arena in Lau de Janeiro, Brazil. The 43-year-old Teixeira, who was in the light championship match, lost to Jamahal Hill (31, USA) by unanimous decision in the fifth round.
When Teixeira’s defeat was confirmed, he put down his gloves in the Octagon and said goodbye to MMA. In addition, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Hua (41, Brazil), who played the match on the same day, also announced his retirement.
Teixeira was taken to the hospital after the game. After his treatment, he impressed many fans by uploading bands and bandages all over his face on his social media. Even though he lost, his passion for martial arts was conveyed intact.
Experts initially expected a close match, but when they opened the lid, the heel was too strong. The confrontation between the two before the match was compressed into Teixeira’s wrestling and jiu-jitsu or Jamahal Hill’s striking. Each seemed to be able to exploit the other’s weaknesses with their own strengths. However, Hill blocked 15 of Teixeira’s 17 takedown attempts. Even when he passed, he got up again, or rather reversed the position and took the top position.
Teixeira, whose long-term takedown was blocked, was helpless against Hill’s jab, body kick, and head kick throughout the game. In particular, three consecutive head kicks in the second round completely changed the direction of the game afterwards. Hill switched to the southpaw, disrupting Teixeira’s sense of distance, and inflicting heavy damage on Teixeira with a head kick. Teixeira raised his guard to block it, but the shock passed through the guard. 헤라카지노
After that, the match was one-sided. Hill put Teixeira down with a head kick in the 3rd round and poured an onslaught. Teixeira finally held on, but Hill’s onslaught continued in the fourth round. Teixeira’s face was bloody, and local commentators said he had to stop the game.
With the arrival of a new champion and the retirement of two former champions, the UFC light heavyweight division signaled a complete generational change. After winning the championship, Hill collapsed on the floor and sobbed. As the father of six children, his responsibilities were heavy.
“With hard work, dedication and responsibility, anything is possible,” Hill said in a post-game interview. Too many people said I couldn’t make it. Don’t let anyone tell you anything.”
After losing the match, Teixeira took off his glove and set it down on the floor of the Octagon. It is a retirement ceremony in mixed martial arts (MMA) tradition. Teixeira said, “I’m so tough that it’s not good for my health. I can’t do it anymore,” he said of his intention to retire.
“Now I will focus my energies on helping (middleweight champion) Alex Ferreira. It is an honor to put down his gloves on the same day as Shogun,” he said goodbye.