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UFC Fight Night 137: Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa added

The UFC announced today that No.6  Glover Teixeira (27-7-0) will face No.8 Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0) at UFC Sao Paulo in September.

Manuwa, 38, needs a win as he’s lost his last two contests. The “Poster Boy” still boasts an impressive 94 per cent finish rate.

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Teixeira, 38, who fought Jon Jones for the belt in 2014, has lost two of his last three fights. He lost a decision to Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134.

UFC Fight Night 137 is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tentative bouts include:

Mark Godbeer (13-4-0) vs. Luis Henrique (10-4-0)

Glover Teixeira (27-7-0) vs. Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0)

Alex Chambers (11-1-0) vs. Livia Renata Souza (5-4-0)

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5-0) vs. Belal Muhammad (14-2-0)

Sam Alvey (33-10-0) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8-0)

Francisco Trinaldo (22-6-0) vs. Evan Dunham (18-7-1()

Thales Leites (27-9-0) vs. Hector Lombard (34-9-1, 2 NCs)

Neil Magny (21-6-0) vs. Alex Oliveira (18-5-1)



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