UFC 160 is building to be the biggest card of the year. The fight card already has a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva, and a heavyweight grudge match between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. Now Glover Teixeira is going to take on his second top-ten light-heavyweight in a row when he faces Ryan Bader, and Strikeforce import KJ Noons is going to take on perennial top contender Donald Cerrone. UFC 160 is set for Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, N.V.
Teixeira is fresh off his high-profile win against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the what was the former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion’s last match in the UFC. That was Teixeira’s 18th straight win, and his biggest win to date. Bader also has a win over the aforementioned Jackson, but Bader suffered a loss Lyoto Machida in his next fight. He rebounded nicely with the fastest submission in the light-heavyweight division when he guillotine choked Vladimir Matyushenko just 50 seconds into the first round.
Both Donald Cerrone and Noons will be looking to rebound from recent losses. Cerrone had a chance to fight for the lightweight title if he would have beaten Anthony Pettis, but he was knocked out in the first round. Noons took part of the last Strikeforce fight card, and a lot of websites scored a win for Noons against Ryan Couture. The problem is the judges did not agree and gave it to Couture. At 1-4 in his last five fights, Noons may need a win to stay in the promotion. There is not doubt that a fight between him and Cerrone will be a stand-up battle for the fans which will pit Cerrone’s kickboxing against Noons’s boxing.