The UFC isn’t wasting any time putting together the main card for the company’s return to FOX on January 26. With pairings between Anthony Pettis-Donald Cerrone and Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson already announced, it now appears light heavyweights Quinton Jackson and Glover Teixeira will also clash on network television. The duo were set to duke it out last month before an injury forced Jackson to withdraw.
Though not confirmed, “Rampage” announced the UFC on FOX 6 match-up Tuesday night on his Twitter account. The fight will possibly mark the disgruntled former champion’s final appearance in the Octagon with free agency looming beyond the bout.
Jackson will be looking to avoid the first three-fight losing streak of his career in the clash. The 34-year old brawler is coming off consecutive stumbles to Jon Jones and Ryan Bader, though he holds an overall record of 32-10 including success against Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, and Lyoto Machida.
The 19-2 Teixeira has finished both of his foes inside the Octagon and has a ton of hype behind him thanks to seventeen straight victories. He has scored stoppages in seventeen of his wins with twelve triumphs by way of TKO.
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