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Thursday, Sep 05, 2013

After UFC FN 28 Win, Glover Teixeira “Definitely” Ready to Fight for Title

Teixiera (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Although Glover Teixeira took some hard shots from Ryan Bader, and appeared to be in serious trouble during their UFC Fight Night 28 tilt, the light-heavyweight came back to score a stoppage win and secure a title shot.

After the bout the UFC confirmed that Teixeira will face the winner of the upcoming Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 165, and when asked if he believes he’s ready to fight someone of Jones’ calibre, the Brazilian stated:

“Yes, definitely. I believe I need to focus my camp in a different manner,” Teixeira noted at the post fight press conference. “Ryan Bader is a very high level opponent; he’s fought against a lot of top people in the division, and I believe in my knockout power, my submission power and my wrestling.”

With Wednesday’s victory, Teixeira extended his winning streak to 20 and the 33 year-old has now gone 5-0 in the UFC. The loss was Bader’s second in his last five bouts, and comes after he quickly tapped out Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on FOX 6 in January.

UFC FN 28 was hosted by Belo Horizonte, Brazil. UFC 165 will take place September 21st in Toronto, Ontario.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:23 pm
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