UFC Jacksonville went down on Wednesday night inside an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The second of three cards in eight days in ‘The Sunny State’, the main event saw Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira face off in a fun matchup between the two former light heavyweight title challenges. Both came up short against Jon Jones, both via unanimous decision.
In the UFC Jacksonville co-main event, Ben Rothwell welcomed Ovince Saint Preux to the heavyweight division. Elsewhere on the card, Alexander Hernandez faced Drew Dober in a lightweight contest, a mulletless Ricky Simon welcomed Ray Borg back to the bantamweight division, and former champion Andrei Arlovski welcomed PFL champion Philipe Lins to the UFC.
Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori was removed from the card. After ‘K Baby’ missed weight by 1.5lbs, he was hospitalised for ‘medical issues’. Despite the fight being cancelled, the two got into a heated exchange at the fighter’s hotel.
Official results from UFC Jacksonville:
Glover Teixeira defeats Anthony Smith via fifth round TKO (1:04)
Ben Rothwell defeats Ovince Saint Preux via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Drew Dober defeats Alexander Hernandez via second round TKO (4:25)
Ricky Simon defeats Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski defeats Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Thiago Moises defeats Michael Johnson via second round heel hook submission (0:25)
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori*
Sijara Eubanks defeats Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Omar Morales defeats Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Brian Kelleher defeats Hunter Azure via second round KO (3:40)
Chase Sherman defeats Ike Villanueva via second round TKO (0:49)
* Cancelled on fight day after Roberson was hospitalised for ‘medical issues’