One-time gentle heavyweight title challengers Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira will undergo one another to get one other shot on the belt.

The UFC is engaged on a Sept. 12 headliner for Brazilian gentle heavyweights, a number of individuals advised MMA Combating after an preliminary report from The occasion is predicted to happen in Las Vegas at UFC APEX.

Santos returns for the primary time since a hard-fought loss to present champ Jon Jones at UFC 239. The hard-slugging Brazilian suffered in depth knee accidents within the struggle and nonetheless managed to go the space, incomes one 48-47 scorecard whereas the 2 remaining judges noticed it the identical for Jones.

Santos underwent surgical procedure and instantly dove into rehabilitation, working with the UFC PI in Las Vegas. The 36-year-old Brazilian advised MMA Junkie he deliberate a everlasting transfer from Rio De Janeiro to Coconut Creek, Fla., to coach full-time at American Prime Group. Previous to his title setback, he earned 4 consecutive wins together with three stoppages.

After losses in high-profile fights, Teixeira is on the upswing with a quartet of victories. He most lately bludgeoned Anthony Smith en path to a TKO at UFC Jacksonville in April, placing him in vary of a rematch with Jones after a one-sided loss in April 2014.

UFC President Dana White lately advised Yahoo! Sports activities all UFC occasions may very well be moved to Abu Dhabi within the occasion {that a} coronavirus pandemic shutdown is reinstated in Las Vegas, the place a number of occasions had been held this previous month.