The match-up may have lasted a little less than three minutes but Bader-Teixeira delivered an entire fight’s worth of action in the period. The two talented light heavyweights slugged it out after testing each others’ takedown defense, letting fans know there was a good chance a finish would surface at some point in the scrap. While it appeared Bader was on the cusp of doing just that and pulling off an upset in the process by taking Teixeira out, such would not come to pass, as the Brazilian brawler caught him with counter hook and sent the TUF 8 winner to the mat where he was pounded out shortly thereafter.
There were only two UFC events in September but the shows still delivered enough action to keep fans satisfied for the month. Included in the bunch was a pair of title-fights, a plethora of highlight reel finishes, and an all-time classic between light heavyweights Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson. With October around the corner, it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the Octagon action from the past 30 days. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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