Teixeira entered the UFC with a ton of hype and has delivered thus far. However, the streaking contender came close to seeing his train derailed when Bader rocked him in last month’s headliner at UFC Fight Night 28. Fortunately for his fans, Teixeira quickly recovered and delivered a few punches of his own that sent Bader crashing down to the canvas. The performance landed him $50,000 for Knockout of the Night but, more importantly, also netted Teixeira a crack at the light heavyweight championship.
The UFC invaded Brazil this year with full force after some past forays into the fight-friendly country, scheduling a slew of shows including next week’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. With a November stop in the South American hub also set for November, it doesn’t appear the organization will be slowing things down anytime soon either. However, instead of focusing on either future event, let’s look back at some of the other excellent offerings delivered inside the Octagon with a Brazilian backdrop since the calendar turned to 2013. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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