The current UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, was delighted with the performance of Glover Teixeira, despite the fact that the Brazilian light heavyweight was defeated in a title fight with American Jamal Hill.
“Teixeira, I’m your fan!” the Russian wrote on the social network after the UFC 283 tournament, referring to the Brazilian.
The title fight of the light heavyweights, which had the vacant UFC championship belt vacated by the injured Jiří Prochazka, went all the way and ended with the victory of the American by unanimous decision with a score of 50-44 three times.
After the fight, 43-year-old Glover Teixeira, whose face was completely covered in blood from numerous cuts by the final siren, announced his retirement from professional career.
Later, the Brazilian’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, reported that, despite the frightening external injuries, his ward managed to avoid serious injuries.