The two were supposed to be part of UFC 153 in Rio, but injuries have kept these two light-heavyweights from fighting. Now, as long as they stay healthy it looks like Rampage Jackson and Glover Teixeira will finally enter into the octagon to fight at the upcoming UFC on Fox card. It has not been easy for UFC match maker to find a willing opponent to take on the walking knockout reel that is Glover Teixeira, yet Rampage is more than willing to on what he’s calling his farewell UFC fight. The Fox card is stacked as it headlines a flyweight title fight between John Dodson and Demetrious Johnson. Also scheduled is a top contenders fight to earn a lightweight title shot between former WEC champion Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
Rampage is a former UFC light-heavyweight champion who has seemed to float around since losing his title to Forrest Griffin back in 2008. Since then he has went 4-3 with losses to Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, and Ryan Bader as well as battled weight issues, and serious injuries. He has said multiple times that once his contract with the UFC is over after one more fight as he plans to fight for other organizations. He will have his chance to finish out his contract in this fight, but the price he can ask for will be determined if he looks like the old Rampage or the fighter who has just been showing up for a paycheck.
Glover on the other hand, despite being 33 and in this sport for a long time is hungry… He is ready to prove himself to the mainstream fan what the hardcore fans have known for a long time, that he is a beast in the cage. After starting off his career at 2-2 he has went on a 17 fight win streak that has included only one decision. He is undoubtedly a true knockout artist coming out of Liddell’s camp with 12 KOs currently standing on his record. Besides this he’s also proven to be very dangerous on the ground as he holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With an impressive win against Jackson, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Teixeira next in line for a title shot.