Just as the rumor mill has been clamoring about for quite some time, Phil Davis (pictured) will in fact face Glover Teixeira at UFC 179. The light heavyweight affair co-headlines the October 25 festivities.
The event takes place inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Both light heavyweights will be looking to bounces back from disappointing losses. Davis was dominated by Anthony Johnson for a lopsided unanimous decision at UFC 172. Later that same April night, Teixeira also lost a decision to reigning 205-pound king Jon Jones.
That loss marked Teixeira’s first in his last 20 outings. A torrid run the Brazilian began in May 2006.
Davis had won four straight prior to his poor showing against Johnson.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)