Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will shake up the Light Heavyweight landscape with a 205-pound showdown in the UFC 179 co-main event, where former division No. 1-ranked contender Glover Teixeira takes on wrestling powerhouse Phil Davis.
UFC rubber stamped the pairing earlier today.
Teixeira is coming off a five-round drubbing at the hands of division kingpin Jon Jones at UFC 172. Before that, the power-punching Brazilian had gone eight years without a defeat, including winning his first five five fights inside the eight-walled cage.
Davis, on the other hand, came up short against Anthony Johnson in the co-main event of UFC 172. However, "Mr. Wonderful" was riding a three-fight win streak with wins over Wagner Prado, Vinny Magalhaes and Lyoto Machida.
While a win won't necessarily put either contender back in the title picture, it will give the victor a boost in the rankings (see them here) and inch him closer to his title dreams.
UFC 179 goes down on Oct. 27, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring a main event title fight between Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and 145-pound nemesis Chad Mendes.