UFC Fight Night 28: The Real Winners and Losers from Teixeira vs. Bader

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UFC Fight Night 28: The Real Winners and Losers from Teixeira vs. Bader
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
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The undercard may not have been much more than a collection of local prospects and journeymen, but when the time came to shine on the main card, UFC Fight Night 28 delivered in a major way. Not only did Glover Teixeira stake his claim to a UFC light heavyweight title shot, but Joseph Benavidez and Ronaldo Souza made their own cases for divisional glory.

Teixeira is one of the most hyped newcomers in ages. At first, the praise heaped on him seemed outlandish and ridiculous. But with each impressive win, like his first-round stoppage over Ryan Bader here, it feels more and more justified. Teixeira is for real.

Despite a slow start, this ended up being a good night of fights, one in which even some of the losers were winners in a major way. Who were the winners and who were the losers, on paper as well as in our hearts? Click on to find out.

Have some winners and losers of your own? Let us know in the comments.

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