The Glover Teixeira victory tour has begun.
Teixeira capped off a 19-year MMA journey this past Saturday when he submitted Jan Blachowicz in the main event of UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi to become light heavyweight champion. On Monday, the Brazilian shared a video of a raucous crowd celebrating his big win back in his adopted hometown of Dansbury, Conn.
Watch the footage above.
With his title fight triumph, Teixeira, who celebrated his 42nd birthday during fight week, became the second-oldest UFC champion in the promotion’s history (behind Randy Couture, who was 45 years old when he last held the UFC heavyweight title). He is also the oldest first-time UFC title winner.
Teixeira did not make his UFC debut until May 2012, when he was already 32 years old. He failed to capture a UFC title in his first bid when he lost to Jon Jones at UFC 172, but seven years later he got the job done against Blachowicz. He has now won six straight fights.