UFC Sao Paulo, which goes down September 22 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, now has a main event. This main event will occur at light heavyweight, where British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa will collide with dangerous Brazilian star Glover Teixeira.
This bout was announced by UFC Brazil on Twitter.
Os ingressos para o evento começarão a ser vendidos a partir do dia 9 de agosto
— UFC Brasil (@UFCBrasil) August 3, 2018
This bout will mark Jimi Manuwa’s opportunity to rebound from back-to-back losses: a first round knockout at the hands of Volkan Oezdemir, and a close decision defeat courtesy of Jan Blachowicz. These losses were preceded by beautiful knockouts of top contenders Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux. Jimi Manuwa is currently 17-4 overall.
Glover Teixeira, meanwhile, will look to rebound from a decision loss to Corey Anderson, which co-headlined UFC Hamburg late last month. This loss was preceded by a stoppage defeat of Misha Cirkunov, and a knockout loss to Alexander Gustafsson. A former UFC light heavyweight title challenger, Teixeira is a strong 27-7 overall.
UFC Sao Paulo will also feature a number of other exciting fights. Highlights of this surprisingly stacked Fight Night card include a welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, a light heavyweight fight between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Sam Alvey, a women’s bantamweight bout between Ketlen Vieira and Tony a Evinger, a middleweight bout between Elias Theodorou and Antonio Carlos Jr., and lots more.
Here’s the surprisingly stacked UFC Sao Paulo lineup as it currently stands.
UFC Sao Paulo Fight Card:
Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixiera
Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Sam Alvey
Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Elias Theordorou
Livia Renata Souza vs. Alex Chambers
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Belal Muhammad
Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
Luis Henrique vs. x Mark Godbeer
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Evan Dunham
Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/3/2018.