Hidalgo, Texas – John Teixeria earned a thin split decision victory over Gleristone Santos at Bellator 143.
Bellator 143 took place on September 25, 2015 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. A featherweight bout between the promising prospects started the card off and it didn’t disappoint. John Teixeira and Gleristone Santos engaged in a hard fought, action packed affair that would eventually make it to the judges, but not before both men had their opportunity to impress.
The fight was highly competitive and quite difficult to score throughout. The first round looked to have most likely been taken by Teixeria while Santos appeared to hold the advantage at the end of the 2nd. Like those before it, round three was also tight, but a brief take down and solid strikes may have been enough to sway the judges in Texeira’s favor.
Teixeira (19-1-2) would end up snagging the split decision victory, but Santos (27-5-0) shouldn’t feel discouraged about his performance. The contest consisted of almost exclusively of striking and Santos landed more than his share of heavy, scoring shots. Expect both men to be featured on a Bellator main card at some point in the near future.
John Teixeira vs. Gleristone Santos took place on the preliminary portion of the card which aired on spike.com.