A light heavyweight fight has reportedly been added to UFC 160 as Glover Teixeira looks set to meet Ryan Bader.

The news of this fight was first reported by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com who’s sources told him Teixeira had agreed to the fight.

Glover Teixeira (10-2-0) is a Brazilian fighter who is fresh off a super impressive win in the promotion which saw him batter Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson last month en route to a unanimous decision victory. He is an incredibly dangerous striker who possesses a lot of knockout power as well as some black belt level jiu-jitsu skills. He enters this fight in superb form having won all of his last eighteen contests, sixteen of which have come inside the distance.

Looking to extend his win streak to two, Ryan Bader (15-3-0) will look to make another statement in the 205lb division. His last performance saw him make his way into the history books as he recorded the fastest submission win in the history of the UFC light heavyweight division. Bader is one of the best wrestlers in the divisor and has some of the heaviest hands also. His last win showed that he has also developed some great submission skills too.

UFC 160 takes place 25th May from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and is set to be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Big Foot Silva.

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By Nathan Court (@nathancourt)

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