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After The Crossfire – UPDATED – UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs St. Preux

Glover Teixeira secured a third round rear-naked choke submission over Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 73 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Teixieria used his wrestling to wear down the striking of OSP, who had Teixeira rocked in the first round, but failed to capitalize.

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MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman. She is a martial artist with over six years of study. Training primarily in South Korea, the proud Canadian from Roberts Arm, Newfoundland is proficient in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Image courtesy Steve Bartlett

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Teixeira and St. Preux earned Fight-of-the-Night  honours, while Marlon Vera and Amanda Nunes earned performance-of-the-night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

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#14 RAY BORG VS GEANE HERRERA 

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Ray Borg lands an elbow against Geane Herrera in their flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Note: Ray Borg missed weight, coming in at 126.75 pounds. He will be fined 20% of his purse.

WINNER: RAY BORG VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

WISEMAN PREDICTION: RAY BORG VIA SUBMISSION

Wiseman: As expected, this was a ground game. The problem is that Herrera showed tonight that he can’t stuff a takedown at all. He has fantastic ground game defence, but Borg was in top position for basically 98% of the match. Herrera will grow from this, but Borg totally dominated from the beginning to the end for the decision win.

#4 SARA MCMANN VS #7 AMANDA NUNES 

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Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Sara McMann in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Note: McMann missed weight, coming in at 136. 5 pounds.

WINNER: AMANDA NUNES VIA TKO R1 2:53

WISEMAN PREDICTION: SARA MCMANN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Wiseman: McMann needed to get the takedown and in a hurry because of the striking of Nunes. The problem is that McMann didn’t get a takedown, Nunes stuffed her attempts, and her striking hurt McMann in a hurry. From being rocked, Nunes got some serious ground-and-pound in, transition to submission for the tap. Awesome fight for Nunes.

JARED ROSHOLT VS TIMOTHY JOHNSON

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Timothy Johnson takes down Jared Rosholt in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: JARED ROSHOLT VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

WISEMAN PREDICTION: TIMOTHY JOHNSON VIA TKO

Wiseman: Johnson used his aggression in the first round to keep things against the cage in the first round, but Rosholt came back in the second round. The third round had Rosholt with a takedown, but Johnson came back towards the end with heavy shots, then a takedown of his own. However, Johnson’s cardio was a problem and Rosholt controlled more.

#15 DEREK BRUNSON VS SAM ALVEY

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Derek Brunson punches Sam Alvey in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: DEREK BRUNSON VIA TKO R1 2:19

WISEMAN PREDICITON: SAM ALVEY VIA TKO

Wiseman: Brunson was smart going into this fight. He knew the power of Alvey and didn’t want to give him a second to strike, so he closed the gap in a hurry. He was sloppy and lunging forward throwing bombs, but he did it to make sure he didn’t give Alvey a chance to use his striking. Very smart. He rocked Alvey, overwhelmed  him, and got the stoppage in the first round.

#5 MICHAEL JOHNSON VS #12 BENEIL DARIISH

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Michael Johnson punches Beneil Dariush in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: BENEIL DARIUSH VIA SPLIT DECISION (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

WISEMAN PREDICTION: MICHAEL JOHNSON VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Wiseman: The judges, I don’t know what they saw, but in the video game they played, Dariush won. It was a ridiculous call! Everyone who watched the fight knows it, but the judges just showed another reason why you need to finish. Really it was the striking of Johnson that was the key to success. The speed of Johnson, his foot work, and his dominance in striking gave him the fight. Dariush is a great fighter, but the fact that he couldn’t get things to the mat in either round, really threw a wrench in his game plan. Johnson stuffed everything and just stuck to his plan of out striking Dariush. Great fight, bad call by the judges.

MAIN EVENT

#4 GLOVER TEIXEIRA VS #6 OVINCE ST. PREUX

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Glover Teixeira of Brazil controls the body of Ovince Saint Preux in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: GLOVER TEIXEIRA VIA SUBMISSION R3 3:10

WISEMAN PREDICTION: OVINCE ST. PREUX VIA TKO

Wiseman: It all comes down to skill matched together with the right game plan. Tonight, Teixeira used his skills of his ground game, matched it with an exhausting game plan of grinding and wrestling, got the submission win in the 3rd round. OSP revealed that he still doesn’t have his takedown defence or ground game where he needs it. Teixeira showed that he is still very much so a force to be taken seriously.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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