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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.


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 online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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