A light heavyweight battle is set for Memorial Day weekend as Ryan Bader takes on Glover Teixeira. The high profile matchup joins an ever-growing holiday weekend card.. The bout was announced by UFC officials late Tuesday evening.
Ryan Bader got back on track at UFC on Fox 6 with a quick submission victory over Vladimir Matyushenko. The light heavyweight will look to start a win-streak against the fast-rising Teixeira.
Glover Teixeira is coming off a solid win at UFC on Fox 6 as well, as the Brazilian fighter sent Quinton “Rampage” Jackson out of the UFC on a loss.Teixeira has won all three of his UFC fights and will look to extend that streak to four against his best opponent to date.
UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. A bout between Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos will co-headline the Memorial Day weekend card.
- UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
- Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos
- Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader
- Donald Cerrone vs. K.J. Noons