Powerful light heavyweights will collide in a bid to put themselves title frame.
There is only one certainty when Glover Teixeira and James Te Huna collide as a part of UFC 160, this one isn’t going to the judges.
The light heavyweight bout is a part of the main card for the packed event, with both men keen to put themselves into title contention for Jon Jones’ crown.
On the back of a strong reputation, Teixeira has been impressive in his short time with the UFC, claiming three big wins over respectable opponents.
His first win came against Kyle Kingsbury via way of an arm-triangle choke after Teixeira dropped the American with a sweet uppercut.
His next fight was against fellow Brazilian Fabio Maldonado, who was a late inclusion after Quinton Jackson pulled out due to injury.
Teixeira dominated from the outset in finding his range and gaining takedowns, with his ground and pound causing a doctor’s stoppage at the end of the second.
Finally Teixeira got his hands on Jackson and it did not end well for ‘Rampage’ as the Black House fighter dominated on the ground and earned the unanimous decision victory.
Teixeira was meant to face Ryan Bader at UFC 160, however, he pulled out through injury leaving Te Huna to step up.
Fighting out of Penrith in Sydney, Australia, Te Huna has only lost once in his UFC career, to the highly fancied Alexander Gustaffson in 2001.
Despite accumulating a 16-5 record, Te Huna knows a win against Teixeira would place in the top five of the division and that much closer to a shot at the title.