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Glover Teixeira
Glover Teixeira of Brazil punches Patrick Cummins of the United States in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night Belfort v Henderson at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on November 7, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Teixeira replaces Shogun at UFC on FOX 19

An injury to Mauricio Rua has forced the Brazilian off Tampa Bay’s UFC on FOX 19 card. Fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira (24-4-0), ranked #4 currently, will replace him against Rashad Evans (24-4-1) in the co-main event.

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UFC on FOX 19 takes place April 16th at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Teixeira has finished Ovince St. Preux and Patrick Cummins in his last two fights.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0-0) takes on TUF winner Tony Ferguson (21-3-0).

Other bouts include:

Lyoto Machida (22-7-0) vs Dan Henderson (31-14-0)

Rose Namajunas (5-2-0) vs Tecia Torres (7-0-0)

Omari Akhmedov (15-3-0) vs Elizeu Zaleski (14-5-0)



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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