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A big matchup in the light-heavyweight division is set to take place on Memorial Day weekend, as hard-hitting Brazilian Glover Teixeira battles Ryan Bader at UFC 160 in Las Vegas.
The UFC confirmed another huge fight for UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it comes out of the 205 lbs division. Rising Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira will face off against TUF 8 winner and fellow top 10 LHW Ryan Bader on May 25th, according to their official Twitter account.
Teixeira (20-2) is 3-0 in the UFC with stoppage wins over Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado, and last month he defeated Quinton Jackson by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago. Overall, Glover is on an 18 fight winning streak, with his last defeat coming against Ed Herman in 2005.
Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) fought on that same Fox card, easily submitting Vladimir Matyushenko within a minute, and setting a record for fastest submission in UFC LHW history. After a stunning loss to Tito Ortiz, Bader has won 3 of his last 4, although that one loss against Lyoto Machida doubled as his first KO defeat.