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 ESPN.com. 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.





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