Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson against Glover Teixeira set for UFC 153

A light-heavyweight bout between former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10) and recent promotional newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2) has been added to UFC 153 in Brazil.

UFC officials today passed along a report from Globo about the matchup.

As MMAjunkie.com first reported, UFC 153 is expected to take place Oct. 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The night’s main card is expected to air on pay-per-view, and Jackson vs. Teixeira would be part of the broadcast, likely as a headliner or co-headliner.

Jackson, who likely will enter the octagon for the final time after a well-documented clashes with UFC officials, fights for the first time since back-to-back losses to then-champion Jon Jones (in a title fight) and Ryan Bader at UFC 135 and UFC 144, respectively. Prior to the setbacks, “Rampage” was on a 4-1 run with included victories over the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill.

Teixeira, who will fight in his home country, recently made a long-awaited UFC debut and submitted Kyle Kingsbury in less than two minutes at UFC 146. It marked the former WEC fighter’s 16th consecutive victory over the past six years. Fifteen of the 16 wins have come via stoppage, including 13 in the first round.

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