Ryan Bader-Glover Teixeira tussling on May 25

Glover Teixeira - UFC on FOX 6 WorkoutsUFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader has never been afraid of a challenge, taking on some of the top names in the division throughout his career including four champions (past/present) over his last six scraps. Though Bader’s next test won’t involve an opponent with links to UFC gold, many feel it is only a matter of time before that status will change, giving “Darth” a force to be reckoned when the cage door closes.

According to UFC officials, Bader will take on Glover Teixeira on May 25 at UFC 160. The Memorial Day Weekend match-up joins other notable bouts on the card such as Donald Cerrone-K.J. Noons, Junior dos Santos-Alistair Overeem, and headliner Cain Velasquez-Antonio Silva.

The 15-3 Bader will enter the bout with victories in three of his last four fights. Among the notable foes he’s felled in the past are the likes of Keith Jardine, Vinny Magalhaes, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Vlad Matyushenko, and Quinton Jackson.

While Bader may be coming off a win, Teixeira is riding the momentum of triumphs in his last eighteen efforts. He holds an overall mark of 20-2 with seventeen stoppages to his credit.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    This should tell us a lot about Glover, if he can fight off his back, how his gas tank is etc. If he submits or stays upright and wins here I am sold on the guy, but I think it is a decision win for Bader.

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  • jasonah says:

    I think it will be hard to take him down. I got glover by T.K.O maybe a decision.

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  • Creature says:

    I think this is a bad matchup for Bader, I think glover KO’s him within 2 rounds.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Bader had tons of momentum going into the Jon Jones fight and then once he lost it seems as if he has had trouble picking up a solid win since then. I wonder if some of it isn’t mental. Glover is hungry and looking to put himself in the title shot discussion and I think a big impressive win over Bader does the trick.

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