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Report: Glover Teixeira-Phil Davis verbal agreements in place for fall fight, possibly UFC 179

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After having his lengthy winning streak snapped at the hands of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, Glover Teixeira appears to have a stiff test on his hands to get back on track.

According to a report from Brazil’s Combate news site, Teixeira (22-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has verbally agreed to fight Phil Davis (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) this fall, potentially at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro. Combate cited sources close to the UFC, but the promotion has not yet announced the fight.

The UFC 179 pay-per-view is set for Oct. 25 at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio. The event currently has just one bout set – a featherweight title headliner between champ Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, a rematch from their UFC 142 fight, which also took place in Rio.

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Post #1   7/31/14 8:56:53AM   

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I'm striving desperately to think of a single reason why I don't want to skip the rest of summer and go straight to the fall.
In my mind this also confirms rumble vs osp/bader

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Post #2   7/31/14 9:17:49AM   

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This fight probably sends somebody to middleweight with a series of excuses

Post #3   7/31/14 10:46:54AM   

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With the cancelation of 176

Ufc needs good Co main events and main cards
They need Machida vs rock hold on this card as well

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Posted by airkerma

In my mind this also confirms rumble vs osp/bader



Exactly what I was thinking when I saw this announcement. I'm okay with it too.

If Davis cannot TD Texeira it should be a repeat of Davis vs Johnson, maybe worse.

Post #5   7/31/14 11:54:25AM   

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Tex knocks out Davis, or Davis loses in 15 minutes by running.

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Posted by airkerma

In my mind this also confirms rumble vs osp/bader



Exactly what I was thinking when I saw this announcement. I'm okay with it too.

If Davis cannot TD Texeira it should be a repeat of Davis vs Johnson, maybe worse.



THIS.

Post #7   8/3/14 3:31:33PM