Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado Official For UFC 153

Teixeira vs. Kingsbury

Glover Teixeira

Teixeira meets Maldonado in Rio

Just one day after Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was forced out of UFC 153 due to injury, Glover Teixeira has a replacement opponent.

The light heavyweight contender meets Fabio Maldonado at the event, which is set for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13 on Pay-Per-View.

UFC officials announced the bout, while USA Today Sports reported it.

Teixeira debuted in the UFC at UFC 146, earning a quick stoppage victory over Kyle Kingsbury. The victory immediately moved him up to contender status and earned him the originally planned match up with Jackson.

Meanwhile, Maldonado is on a two-fight losing streak and in desperate need of a win. He last competed in May, dropping a unanimous decision to Igor Pokrajac.

UFC 153  features a main event between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar. The bout will take place at the 205 lb. mark.

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