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Steroids Time: Teixeira Dominates Cummins 

Steroids Time: Teixeira dominates Cummins

Light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira, right, used a series of powerful strikes to break down Patrick Cummins along the cage. Jason Silva/USA TODAY Sports

Former light heavyweight title contender Glover Teixeira earned his seventh win in the UFC, knocking out Patrick Cummins at 1:12 of the second round. It was Teixeira's 14th career win by knockout.

Cummins (8-3) scored four takedowns in the opening round, but he couldn't keep Teixeira (24-4) on the floor and eventually paid for it.

Teixeira stiffened him with jabs and left hooks, while mixing in the right hand. The right uppercut was a major weapon, as he repeatedly put Cummins' back to the fence. Cummins showed heart and tried to stick around, but he was saved by the bell at the end of the first.

After starting his UFC career on a 5-0 run, Teixeira, 36, dropped back-to-back fights last year, including a decision loss to then-champion Jon Jones. He has since bounced back with finishes against Ovince St. Preux and Cummins.

Cummins fell to 1-2 in his last three bouts.

• Rising bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida (20-0) painted Anthony Birchak (12-3) with a right hand along the fence, earning a KO stoppage at 4:24 of the first round. The 24-year-old Chute Boxe Academy product met Birchak in the center of the Octagon and consistently got the better of the exchanges. He is 4-0 in the UFC, with knockouts in his last three fights. 

Steroids Time: Brooks overcomes injury to outpoint Held

Will Brooks recorded his second lightweight title defense in a dominant decision win against Marcin Held. And he apparently did it on a bad knee.

Will Brooks made the second defense of his Bellator lightweight title by controlling Marcin Held on the ground. Dave Mandel/

Brooks (17-1) showed little respect for the grappling skills of Held, who went into the championship fight with 12 wins by submission. He repeatedly took Held to the ground and calmly escaped several submission attempts, including a deep kneebar in the first round. All three judges scored the bout in his favor: 50-45, 49-46 and 49-46.

Afterward, Brooks revealed why he relied so heavily on his ground game. He said he felt his knee pop early in the fight and struggled to plant off it the rest of the way.

"My coaches wanted me to stay on my feet, but every time I would bounce or hit a pivot step, my knee would buckle," Brooks said. "I said, 'All right, do you want to make it through this fight and fight another day or mess around and blow your leg out?' I did what I had to do. You've got to be smart and take care of your body."

Beyond Held's early kneebar attempt, it was pretty smooth sailing for the defending champion. Brooks, who fights out of American Top Team, popped Held with short punches and elbows from top position throughout. He opened a facial cut on the challenger late with an elbow from the guard.

In the third round, Brooks moved to full mount and nearly finished the fight via arm-triangle choke. He landed the better strikes whenever the fight was standing, although that was barely at all. Had the leg injury not occurred, Brooks might have had his way with Held late, as the Polish challenger was exhausted by the fifth round.

It was the sixth time Brooks went the distance in his past seven fights.

• Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler (14-3) dropped David Rickels (16-4) with a haymaker right hand in the second round and eventually finished him via TKO at the 3:05 mark. It is the second time Chandler, a Missouri native, has knocked out Rickels. He did it in 44 seconds when they fought in July 2013. After dropping three fights in a row between 2013 and 2014, Chandler bounced back with a 2-0 record in 2015.

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