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Wednesday, 09/04/2013, 08:35 pm

Dana White Confirms Title Shot for Glover Teixeira Following Knockout Win Over Ryan Bader

After a thriller of a main event, UFC Fight Night 28 main event winner, Glover Teixeira will get a title shot against the winner of the light-heavyweight title fight headlining the upcoming UFC 165 between Jon Jones takes on Alexander Gustafsson.

UFC executive Mark Zelaznik confirmed the news at the post-fight press conference following Wednesday’s card:

“Dana confirmed it; Glover gets the next title shot,”

Teixeira notched his 20th career victory as he dispatched Ryan Bader by TKO after being badly rocked by Bader just moments earlier.

Teixeira stated after that fight that he wasn’t pleased with his performance, as it seemed Bader was close to finishing the fight, but would  accept a title fight if given to him.

Now Teixeira has been granted that shot and seems confident that no matter who he faces, (he picked Jones to defeat Gustafsson) he will become the light heavyweight champion:

“My dream is to get the belt. I believe Jon Jones will win (against Alexander Gustafsson) and that’s my preference,” said Teixeira at the post-fight presser “Jon Jones has held the belt for a very long time.

“I believe if I hit him, he will go down.”

Jon Jones looks to defend his title at UFC 165 on September 21st against Alexander Gustafsson. UFC 165 takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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9 Responses to “Dana White Confirms Title Shot for Glover Teixeira Following Knockout Win Over Ryan Bader”

  1. Nando says:

    Glover stands no chance. His only hope is to land a bomb on Jones; unfortunately, Jones is far too fast & long to be hit flush.

  2. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Not sure if (based on Bader’s fight recent fight record) that’s deserved or not but props to Glover for coming in and getting work done!

  3. Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

    At least Teixeira won’t just give up and roll over like most fighters that fight Jon Jones. I have a feeling he will fight to the death.

    Still think Cormier would put Jones on his back and land some good GNP. Doesn’t matter Greg Jackson will make sure that fight doesn’t happen just like when he RUINED UFC 151 by being a SPORTS KILLER

  4. Ddddddddd says:

    I don’t see Glover having anything to offer Johnny. If Bader would have picked his shots and not rushed this could have been a good fight. Don’t kid yourself, Johnny wil make him look old.

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