The man UFC president Dana White claimed nobody wanted to fight has manged to land his third Octagon opponent. Late Tuesday night, it was announced Glover Teixeira will battle Ryan Bader (Pictured) at UFC 160.
The event takes place May 25th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Teixeira is prefect through his last 18 scraps, a torrid span that began in May 2006. The Brazilian defeated Kyle Kingsbury, Fabio Maldonado and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, respectively, under the UFC’s bright lights.
Bader was last seen in January submitting Vladimir Matyushenko, and possibly retiring the 42-year-old veteran. “Darth” has won three of his last four bouts, with his lone blemish during his current run coming in a highlight reel KO to Lyoto Machida at UFC on FOX 4.
A heavyweight title tilt between champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva headlines the Memorial Day weekend event.
Here is UFC 160’s current roster:
Stephen Thompson vs. Amir Sadollah
KJ Noons vs. Donald Cerrone
Ryan Bader vs Glover Teixeira
Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)