Officials have announced a previously reported co-main event fight for UFC 179 between light heavyweights Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira.
Set for October 25 from Brazil, the card features a main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.
Davis (12-2) will be trying to bounce back after suffering a decision loss to Anthony Johnson earlier this year. “Mr. Wonderful” was hopeful that a victory over Johnson would propel him into a title shot, but he was dealt a completely one-sided defeat.
The former Penn State University wrestling standout earned a decision victory over ex-UFC champion Lyoto Machida the last time he stepped foot in Brazil to compete. His only other loss came at the hands of Rashad Evans, also a former UFC champion.
Teixeira (22-3) is also coming off a loss, as he was topped by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The Brazilian lost for the first time in six Octagon bouts.
Below is the current lineup for the card:
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
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