UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs Bader takes place tonight at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The main event could very well determine the next title challenger in the light heavyweight division, as #3 ranked Glover Teixeira (21-2) takes on Ryan Bader (15-3), with the Brazilian hoping a win will be enough to earn him a title shot in the near future, while a win for Bader would leapfrog him back into the top ten rankings and help him begin a run towards the title of his own.
In the co-main event Yushin Okami (29-7) will be looking to extend his three-fight winning streak when he takes on BJJ master, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (18-3 (1nc)). ‘Jacare’ made a succesful start to his UFC career, defeating Chris Camozzi (19-6) via first-round submission in his UFC debut, back at the UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold event in May, 2013.
Also on the card is another fight which could well see the winner earn a shot at the champion, with flyweight contenders, Joseph Benavidez (18-3), currently ranked #1, and Jussier Formiga (15-2), currently ranked #5, throwing down together.
The first online prelims start at 4.30pm ET. You can check out the full card and video preview below.
MAIN CARD: (7PM ET)
Light Heavyweight Bout – Ryan Bader (15-3) vs Glover Teixeira (21-2)
Middleweight Bout – Yushin Okami (29-7) vs Ronaldo Souza (18-3 (1nc))
Flyweight Bout – Joseph Benavidez (18-3) vs Jussier Formiga (15-2)
Lightweight Bout – Piotr Hallmann (13-1) vs Francisco Trinaldo (13-2)
Middleweight Bout – Rafael Natal (16-4-1) vs Tor Troeng (16-4-1)
Flyweight Bout – Ali Bagautinov (10-2) vs Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1)
PRELIMINARY CARD: (5PM ET)
Featherweight Bout – Felipe Arantes (15-5-1 (2nc)) vs Edimilson Souza (13-3)
Welterweight Bout – Elias Silverio (8-0) vs Joao Zeferino (13-5)
Bantamweight Bout – Ramiro Hernandez (13-4) vs Lucas Martins (13-1)
Welterweight Bout – Ivan Jorge (24-3) vs Keith Wisniewski (28-14-1)
ONLINE PRELIMINARY CARD: (4.30PM ET)
Welterweight Bout – Sean Spencer (9-2) vs Yuri Villefort (6-2)