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John Teixeira

31-Year-Old     Bellator     Featherweight     21-3-2

Birthdate:  November 18, 1986    Height:  5'7    Weight:  Featherweight    

October 6, 2017    John Teixeira News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

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.

John Teixeira: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Teixeira lost to Daniel Weichel via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at Bellator 177 on Friday in Budapest.

Fantasy Analysis

This 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.
Teixeira defeated Justin Lawrence via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) at Bellator 167 on Saturday in Thackerville, Okla.

Fantasy Analysis

Teixeira 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.