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Old 06-23-2013, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Teixeira vs Bader and Okami vs Souza kick off FS1-3 (Sept 4 Brazil)

As expected Teixeira draws the assignment he was suppose to have at Ufc 160 and the match-up fans asked for immediately after Fx 8 in Souza vs Okami,

Likely the Main and Co-main for the third installment of FS1 cards, great start!

I got Teixeira and Okami

Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira vs Ryan Bader
Middleweight bout: Jacare Souza vs Yushin Okami
Flyweight bout: Joseph Benavidez vs Jussier Formiga


"The UFC's third event on FOX Sports 1 will reportedly take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and a pair of high-profile contests are apparently targeted for the evening's main card.

The UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 main event will reportedly see light heavyweights Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) face off, while middleweight action sees Yushin Okami (29-7 MMA) face Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

The targeted location and bookings were first reported by Brazilian outlet Portal do Vale Tudo. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the likely plans with multiple sources close to the event, though UFC officials have yet to make any formal announcements.

Teixeira and Bader were actually expected to fight this past May at UFC 160. However, Bader suffered an injury in training and was replaced by James Te Huna, who was submitted by Teixeira in the first round of the contest.

Teixeira now boasts an incredible 19-fight win streak and a perfect 4-0 mark in the UFC. Meanwhile, Bader looks to build on the strength of a January win over Vladimir Matyushenko. The much-needed result for Bader helped reduce the sting of a devastating knockout loss to Lyoto Machida this past August.

Okami returns to Brazil to fight for the first time since a failed August 2011 bud to unseat middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Okami actually lost his next fight, as well, in a disappointing result against Tim Boetsch but has since bounced back with victories over Hector Lombard, Alan Belcher and Buddy Roberts.

Meanwhile, former Strikeforce champ Souza returns to action after a successful UFC debut at May's UFC on FX 8 event. It was the submission specialist's fourth straight victory, and he's now 8-1 in his past nine overall fights. Following that win, UFC President Dana White revealed he was already working on a Souza-Okami matchup.

The UFC first visited Belo Horizonte, the sixth-most populous city in Brazil in June 2012 for "UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II."

For the latest on UFC on FOX Sports 1 3, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site."


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