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UFC Fight Night 28
The fights keep coming for UFC, which returns Wednesday with a card from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Headlining is light heavyweight Glover Teixeira, a rising MMA star who has shown promise since joining UFC. His opponent: "Ultimate Fighter" winner Ryan "Darth" Bader. Will Teixeira emerge as a title contender? And what to make of the night's other bouts?
Edgar vs. Henderson
Reigning champion Frankie Edgar will be making his fourth defense of the lightweight title, this time against Ben Henderson.
Jackson vs. Bader
Quinton Jackson has already said of his match with Ryan Bader that he'll try to "knock his head off," so look for this to be an entertaining match.
Kongo vs. Hunt
Veterans Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt will face off against each other in this heavyweight bout. They're both coming off wins in previous events.
Shields vs. Akiyama
Jake Shields and Yoshihiro Akiyama will look to break losing streaks in this welterweight bout. Shields is coming off a defeat to Jake Ellenberger, while Akiyama lost to Vitor Belfort.
Pettis vs. Lauzon
Anthony Pettis and Joe Lauzon both won at UFC 136, but only one of them can come away victorious when they face off on Sunday.