Teixeira-Eastman Tops Shooto Brazil’s ‘Fight for B.O.P.E.’ Card
Surging 205-pounder Glover
will have the chance to add another famous name to his
résumé Aug. 25 when he meets
in Rio de Janeiro.
Pederneiras, president of Shooto
Americas and leader of Nova
Uniao, announced Wednesday that Teixeira-Eastman will headline
the eight-bout card for Shooto Brazil’s “Fight
Modeled after the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops” series, the private
event will benefit Rio’s military police special forces, the
Batalhao de Operacoes Policiais Especiais (Special Police
Operations Battalion), and will air live on Brazilian channel
One of MMA’s top unsigned light heavyweights, the 31-year-old
Teixeira (Pictured) is in the midst of a busy summer. Having
already punched out Marcio “Pe de
Pano” Cruz and Simao
Melo in the past 60 days, Teixeira will face countryman
Mendes for the vacant Shooto South America 220-pound title on
Aug. 5 before tangling with his American foe. Eastman, 40, has not
competed since July 2010, when he snapped a four-fight losing skid
with a stoppage of Australian Api
Three additional “Nova Uniao versus North America” matchups have
also been confirmed for the “B.O.P.E.” card. Former UFC lightweight
Torres has recorded five consecutive first-round stoppages and
will look to make it six against Mexican vet Akbarh
Arreola, himself the winner of four straight. Newly signed
Dream bantamweight Rodolfo
Marques will take on tough Idahoan Jesse Brock,
while once-beaten Hacran Dias
will square off against California-based lightweight Eddie
On the undercard, a pair of B.O.P.E. officers to-be-named will
enter the ring to clash with Argentinians Juan Pablo Cordoba and
Guillermo Teze in separate bouts.
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