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UFC president Dana White did not attend the UFC 163 post-fight press conference, but his stand-in didn’t bat an eye when asked who might be getting next dibs at the light heavyweight title.
According to UFC managing director of international business Marshall Zelaznik, if Glover Teixeira (pictured) beats Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night, he’ll earn next crack at the 205-pound title.
Teixeira will be riding a 19-fight winning streak into the September 4 shootout. The 33-year-old’s last four victories have come inside the Octagon.
Teixeira shouldn’t get too excited about Saturday’s announcement. White previously promised Lyoto Machida the top contender moniker after he put Bader to sleep last August, but he was subsequently leapfrogged by Chael Sonnen and Alexander Gustafsson.
Reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his throne against Gustafsson at UFC 165. Jones had previously requested Teixeira as his next opponent should he retain his crown.
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Ryan Bader and his future opponent Glover Teixeira are down in Brazil promoting their September 4th fight in Glover’s home country. This will be a big test for Teixeira as he will finally be facing a legitimate top ten opponent. It will give him a chance to prove all the hype he has surrounding him right now.
Glover hangs with his pops
Ryan Bader has a face off with a fan
The 12-bout lineup for “UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader” has been finalized. The September 4 event, which marks the Octagon’s third show on Fox Sports 1, takes place inside Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
A light heavyweight affair between Ryan Bader (pictured) and Glover Teixeira headlines the freebie fight card. A pivotal middleweight scrap with Ronaldo “Jacare”...
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Glover Teixeira works out on the beaches of Brazil as he his in his home country to promote his upcoming fight against Ryan Bader. Big challenge for him and knowing Glover I’m sure he is working extremely hard preparing for this bout.
Ryan Bader talks to the media in Rio
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After a so-so night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Perosh (pictured), Sergio Moraes, Ian McCall and Iliarde Santos each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie.”
It took Perosh all of 14 seconds to earn “Knockout of the Night” honors. The veteran put Vinny Magalhaes to sleep with a right...
ate: September 4, 2013 Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Venue: Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, Facebook Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga Piotr Hallmann vs. Francisco Trinaldo Rafael Natal vs. Tor Troeng Ali Bagautinov vs. Marcos...