Glover Teixeira vs Sokoudjou 281It only makes sense that Glover Teixeira, following Wednesday night’s first-round finish of Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil, would be granted the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship, and now it is a reality.

UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik announced at the post-fight press conference in Belo Horizonte that Teixeira is next in line.

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

Teixeira has won 20 consecutive fights overall and his first five in the Octagon. He has recorded finishes in four of his five UFC victories, and three of those finishes came inside of the first round.

That doesn’t happen by accident, and it’s something that Teixeira believes plays in his favor should it be Jon Jones that he challenges for the belt.

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

Teixeira went on to say that he believes that because of Jones’ skill set, whoever is going to defeat him has to do it with a knockout, and he believes he is the fighter that can do just that.

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

No timeline was set for Teixeira’s title challenge.

Jones next puts his belt on the line against Gustafsson in the UFC 165 main event on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

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