Saint Preux tested Teixeira early on with cracking body kicks and punches, but the latter was able to shut that down with his takedowns and top game. OSP continued to battle on, despite taking heavy ground-and-pound strikes, and repeatedly got back to his feet.
But, after Teixeira took OSP to the mat once again in round three, the contender rendered the latter unconscious with a rear-naked-choke.
In the co-headliner, Michael Johnson appeared to out strike lightweight Beneil Dariush, at least for two rounds, but the latter received a split decision ruling.
Here are the results for UFC FN 73, which was hosted by Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Glover Teixeira def. Ovince Saint Preux via technical submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:10
Beneil Dariush def. Michael Johnson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Derek Brunson def. Sam Alvey via TKO (punches) R1, 2:19
Jared Rosholt def. Timothy Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Nunes def. Sara McMann via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:53
Ray Borg def. Geane Herrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Uriah Hall def. Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO (punches) R1, 2:32
Chris Camozzi def. Tom Watson via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-27)
Dustin Ortiz def. Willie Gates via TKO (punches) R3, 2:58
Frankie Saenz def. Sirwan Kakai via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Jonathan Wilson def. Chris Dempsey via KO (punches) R1, 0:50
Marlon Vera def. Roman Salazar via submission (triangle-choke / armbar) R2, 2:15
Scott Holtzman def. Anthony Christodoulou via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 2:40