30-Year-Old Bellator Featherweight 21-3-2
October 6, 2017 John Teixeira News
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Teixeira lost to Pat Curran via unanimous decision (28-29, 27-30, 26-30) at Bellator 184 on Friday in Thackerville, Okla.
Teixeira wanted to lead in this fight. He came out looking to set the pace with striking activity and leg kicks. Curran had other plans. He totally took Teixeira out of his game with counter strikes. It stopped Teixeira's momentum and made him tentative. The Brazilian stayed in the fight and continued to score with leg kicks, but Curran landed the better strikes throughout and took the fight. Teixeira falls to 4-2 in Bellator and 21-3-2 overall.
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Fantasy AnalysisThis decision is a tough pill for Teixeira to swallow. He came out in the first round and landed some great shots. He dropped Weichel and continued to pour it on, but he could not score the finish. Teixeira continued to push the pace in the second round and simply outworked his opponent. Weichel came out looking for the finish in the third round, but Teixeira was able to survive. Unfortunately for Teixeira, two of the judges disagreed and gave the fight to Weichel. This is only Teixeira's second professional loss, but it would have been the biggest win of his career.
Fantasy AnalysisTeixeira stepped on the gas pedal after a fairly even first round, bombarding Lawrence with clean, hard punches and thundering leg kicks for the remainder of the fight. Known more for his ground game, Teixeira proved his versatility against a tough striker like Lawrence. His professional record now stands at a robust 21-1. He has not lost a fight since June of 2012.