Glover Teixeira Earns Title Shot With UFC Fight Night 28 Win
Glover Teixeira will receive the next shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Title following Alexander Gustafsson. UFC Director of International Development Marshall Zelaznik revealed at the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 28 that Teixeira’s win over Ryan Bader had earned him the shot at the winner of Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones. Jones vs. Gustafsson will take place at UFC 165 later this month.
Teixeira said right after his win, “To tell you the truth, I wasn’t happy with this fight. I was disappointed he was able to knock me down. … But I’m telling you, this belt is going to be mine. It doesn’t matter if it’s Jon Jones or Gustafsson. It’s mine.”