Ryan Bader Injured; James Te Huna Steps in to Face Glover Teixeira at UFC 160
has withdrawn from UFC
due to injury, and as a result, James Te
will take his place against Glover
on the May 25 card.
UFC officials announced the change on Monday. UFC 160 takes place
at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a
heavyweight title clash between Cain
Velasquez and Antonio
The hard-hitting Te Huna has been on a roll of late, winning four
straight bouts in the Octagon since a submission loss to Alexander
Gustafsson at UFC 127. Most recently, the Pirtek Athletic
Allstars representative earned a unanimous verdict over Ryan Jimmo at
UFC on Fuel TV 7. Te Huna has finished 13 of his 16 career
victories by knockout or submission.
Teixeira will carry an 18-bout winning streak into his matchup with
the New Zealand native. The 33-year-old Brazilian made his
highly-anticipated Octagon debut at UFC 146, submitting Kyle
Kingsbury with a triangle choke 1:53 into the opening frame.
Teixeira continued his momentum at UFC 153, defeating Fabio
Maldonado via doctor stoppage. The WEC veteran earned the most
significant victory of his career to date when he took a unanimous
decision against Quinton
Jackson in January at UFC on Fox 6.
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