Rampage Jackson vs Glover Teixeira set for UFC 153 | UFC News

July 9, 2012 4:21 pm by chris suttle

By: Chris Taylor

A light heavyweight match-up between former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to UFC 153 in Brazil.

The drama between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and the UFC is likely to come to an end at the UFC 153 event. Following his loss to Ryan Bader at UFC 144, Rampage stated that he desired to be released from the UFC. Rampage is coming off back to back losses for the first time in his career, losing bouts to current champ Jon Jones and Ryan Bader.

His opponent, the powerful Brazilian Glover Teixeira, is riding a 16 fight win streak. He made his octagon debut back in May at UFC 146, where he took less than 2 minutes to submit Kyle Kingsbury.

Jackson vs. Teixeira will likely serve as the headliner or co-headliner for the Brazil event this October. It is uncertain if Quinton will stick to his word and leave the UFC following the Teixeira fight. Either way, this fight should equal fireworks.

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