Sunday August 9, 2015– UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux took place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 and the prelims on FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Glover Teixeira fought Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux in Round 1 came out ready to fight stinging Teixeira with a hard body kick and throwing some impressive punches shocking the Brazilian. Teixeira was able to recover and he used his takedowns and jiu-jitsu to wear down OSP and eventually submit Saint Preux with a Round 1 rear-naked choke.
In the co-main event, Michael Johnson fought Beneil Dariush. Dariush was given the win with scores of 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. In a controversial win, everyone in attendance saw it another way giving the win to Johnson after what it appeared as he was dominating the fight.
Check out the video highlights below of main event fight Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux and co-main event Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush.
UFC officials announced that 7,539 were in attendance with $454,551 for the gate. Also announced were the winners of the bonuses. You can watch the post fight press conference including the results below.
UFC Fight Night Nashville: Post-fight Press Conference:
Highlights: Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux:
Highlights: Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush:
UFC Fight Night 73 Bonuses, each fighter took an extra $50k:
Fight of the Night — Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Performance of the Night — Amanda Nunes
Performance of the Night –Marlon Vera
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Results:
Glover Teixeira def. Ovince Saint Preux
submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3, 3:10
Beneil Dariush def. Michael Johnson by
split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Derek Brunson def. Sam Alvey by
TKO (punches) in Round 1, 2:19
Jared Rosholt def. Timothy Johnson by
unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Nunes def. Sara McMann
submission (rear-naked choke) im Round 1, 2:53
Ray Borg def. Geane Herrera by
unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD # 2
Uriah Hall def. Oluwale Bamgbose
TKO (punches) in Round 1, 2:32
Chris Camozzi def. Tom Watson by
unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-27)
Dustin Ortiz def. Willie Gates
TKO (punches) in Round 3, 2:58
Frankie Saenz def. Sirwan Kakai by
split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD # 1
Jonathan Wilson def. Chris Dempsey by
knockout (punches) in Round 1, 0:50
Marlon Vera def. Roman Salazar by
submission (triangle choke) in Round 2, 2:15
Scott Holtzman def. Anthony Christodoulou by
submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3, 2:40