If Bader had a better chin he’d have a solid chance of ending Teixeira’s run towards a title-shot based on his wrestling ability. However, “Darth” doesn’t, and thus he’s susceptible to strikes. Beyond that, his BJJ defense isn’t all that great either and Teixeira has the ability to finish fights from any position with a plethora of techniques.
RESULT: Glover Teixeira def. Ryan Bader via TKO Round 1
For the second straight week the UFC is delivering a midweek treat in the form of a Wednesday fight card! This time around the lineup comes with the backdrop of Brazil in the form of UFC Fight Night 28, an event unfolding Minas Gerais featuring some of the nation’s favorites such as Ronaldo Souza and Glover Teixeira. Action starts at 4:30 PM EST online before FOXSports 1 takes over with a handful of prelims and the evening’s featured match-ups 30 minutes later. Here’s a breakdown of the main card clashes… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)