Galvao-‘Cyborg,’ Sperry-Liborio Official for ADCC 2015
Sherdog.com has confirmed with Peter Ivanov Baltaliyski of the ADCC commission that Andre Galvao will take on Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu and Mario Sperry will battle Ricardo Liborio at the event, putting the number of super fights at three. Gracie’s mixed martial arts career ended following his loss to Hughes, but prior to that, Gracie won two ADCC gold medals of his own. The sixth degree black belt took the 1998 and 2000 titles.
Report: Glover Teixeira-Phil Davis verbal agreements in place for fall fight, possibly UFC 179
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.