It’s a huge fight for Teixeira, as he’ll need to defeat the accomplished wrestler, if he hopes to remain in the title shot mix.
In August, Teixeira ensured he remains a top five ranked 205’er, by taking out Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 73. The choke-out victory is the UFC’s “Submission of the Week“, and you can catch it below.
UFC FN 77 will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the main event, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will fight for a third time.