A light heavyweight fight has been added to the UFC 160 fight card which is really beginning to take shape. Glover Teixeira will square off against TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader.
UFC officials announced the latest match-up Tuesday evening.
Teixeira (20-2) most recently picked up a unanimous decision victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC on FOX 6. This victory improved his record inside the Octagon to 3-0 and is one of the most feared fighters in the light heavyweight division.
The Chuck Liddell prodigy is currently riding an 18 fight winning streak. His last loss came in 2005 against Ed Herman.
Bader (15-3) picked up “Submission of the Night” honors for his guillotine choke against Vladimir Matyushenko also at UFC on FOX 6. Prior to this win, Bader was knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC on FOX 4 this past August.
After going undefeated in his first 12 professional fights, the man known as “Darth” has gone 3-3 in his last six fights.
UFC 160 will go down on May 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Memorial Day weekend card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Also featured on the card will be former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem.