Glover Teixeira pulled from UFC on FOX 20

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Earlier this month, news broke that UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson had withdrawn from his UFC on FOX 20 co-main event scrap with Glover Teixeira for unknown reasons.

It wasn’t made immediately clear whether or not the UFC would look to find a replacement opponent for Teixeira, however we now have our answer.

According to MMAJunkie, after looking for a new opponent for Teixeira, the UFC has opted to pull Teixeira from the card in hopes of re-booking it for later this year.

It was also revealed that Johnson withdrew from the bout due to “tend to a serious family matter.”

With the bout being pulled, the event is now co-headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez.