The heavy handed fighter came out aggressively against Evans, and before the two minute mark, he cracked the latter with massive left hook. Evans dropped to the canvas momentarily, and as he was rising to his feet, Teixeira ended his night with booming right hand.
With the win, Teixeira moved his winning streak to three, as he was coming off finishes over Patrick Cummins and Ovince Saint Preux. Evans, meanwhile, has lost two straight after he missed 2014 and much of 2015 due to a knee injuries.
Here are the results for UFC on FOX 19, which went down in Tampa, Florida.
Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans via KO (punches) R1, 1:48
Rose Namajunas def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Darrell Horcher via TKO (punches) R2, 3:38
Cub Swanson def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa def. Beneil Dariush via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:20
Raquel Pennington def. Bethe Correia via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Court McGee via TKO (punches) R1, 4:15
Michael Graves def. Randy Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:31
John Dodson def. Manny Gamburyan via TKO (punches) R1, 0:47
Cezar Ferreira def. Oluwale Bamgbose via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:03