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UFC: Experienced Glover Teixeira looking to fight smart against Ion Cutelaba

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UFC on ESPN +1 main card would be kicked off with an interesting fight as UFC veteran and former title challenger Glover Teixeira (27-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) will take on a dangerous 25 year old, Ion ‘Hulk’ Cutelaba (14-3-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) on January 19.

Teixeira, 39, has been alternating wins and losses since his last multiple fight winning streak. The veteran is 2-3 in his last five fights with devastating knockout losses against former title challengers Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson. Facing a similar opponent in Cutelaba, who hasn’t went pass a round in his last two victories, Teixeira does understand that age would a factor to hold him back a bit. However, he believes he has enough tools to get the job done on January 19.

UFC: Experienced Glover Teixeira looking to fight smart against Ion Cutelaba - Teixeira



“I’ll have the perfect strategy to beat him,” Teixeira said. “Between youth and experience, of course youth is better. But not in this fight. I think he’s a young guy who has a lot of learning ahead of him. I’ll beat him without a doubt. He’s not on our level yet, compared to the top five or top 10 in our weight class. Of course, he’ll have a lot of great accomplishments in his career – just not this time.”

Cutelaba has finished 12 out of his 18 career fights in the first round itself. He is on a two-fight winning streak with victories over Henrique Da Silva and ranked Gadzhimurad Antigulov.

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