Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sources: Teixeira, Bader set to fight
By Brett Okamoto ESPN.com
A light heavyweight matchup between contenders Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader has been agreed to for UFC 160 on May 25.
Sources confirmed the booking to ESPN.com on Tuesday. UFC 160 is expected to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Teixeira (20-2) will take an 18-fight win streak into the May contest. The Brazilian is 3-0 since joining the UFC last year. His latest victory came via unanimous decision over Quinton Jackson at a UFC on Fox event last month.
Bader (15-3) also earned a win on that January card, submitting Vladimir Matyushenko in the first round. The 29-year-old has gone 3-1 in his previous four fights after dropping back-to-back losses to Tito Ortiz and Jon Jones.
A heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva is scheduled to headline the UFC 160 event.
The promotion also announced that lightweights Donald Cerrone (19-5) and K.J. Noons (11-6) will meet on the card. Both fighters are looking to rebound after dropping their last fights.