Smith To Face Teixeira In Nebraska
The UFC Lincoln headliner is set as Anthony Smith meets Glover Teixeira in a light heavyweight bout on April 25.
The promotion announced the bout on Friday.
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Smith hasn’t competed since early last summer when he earned arguably the biggest win of his career by submitting Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Stockholm.
In total, “Lionheart” is 3-1 since making the move up to 205 with his only loss being a unanimous decision defeat to current champion Jon Jones. A rematch with “Bones” seems unlikely in the near future, but anything is possible if Smith can keep racking up the wins.
As for Teixeira, the Brazilian is on a three-fight winning streak, having most recently defeated Nikita Krylov via split decision in September. Enjoying a career resurgence of late, a win for Teixeira could put him back into title contention at the age of 40.
UFC Lincoln is still a while way and so, the card is far from completed. Here is how it’s currently looking:
- Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
- Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cynthia Calvillo
- Evan Dunham vs. Michael Johnson
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Zak Cummings
- Anthony Rocco Martin vs. David Zawada