The onset of autumn will allow fans of mixed martial arts to watch their favorite live broadcasts again. The biggest promotions make plans in advance. They think about different options of surprises or unexpected rivalries which they can offer to their viewers. The organization, the head of which is Dana White, has announced another fight.
We are talking about an away tournament, which is planned to be held in Brazil. The main event of this tournament will be the meeting between Jimmy Manuwa and Glover Teixeira. Now people are looking for the answer to the question – who will win this duel in the octagon? To date, the favorite of this confrontation is not determined.
Actually the duel will take place during the UFC Fight Night 137 and it should be held in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo on the 22nd of September, 2018. The largest sports ground of the metropolis – Ginasio do Ibirapuera-was chosen as the venue of the fight.
To date, many TV channels, Internet sites have acquired the right to broadcast the battle. It is clear, because there is a great intrigue and a lot of people want to see the final match.
Teixeira is already pretty mature for mixed martial arts, because he is 38 years old. However, he is in good physical shape and ready to go in the octagon. In total, the Brazilian veteran has 34 fights. He has won 27 of them, and 16 fights were won by a knockout. Of course, where there is a victory there is also a defeat, which the fighter from Brazil could not avoid. Glover lost 7 fights in his career, 3 of them ended with a knockout.
Over the past few years, Teixeira felt the joy of victory and the bitterness of defeat, as he was both a winner and a loser in a short period of time. In 2012 the fighter entered UFC and after that he began to fight against serious rivals in the octagon. They showed rigid realities of the mixed single combats. Although, the Brazilian had confidently defeated many of his rivals before that, but in 2014, Glover was defeated for two times. At first, it was in April when Jones celebrated the victory over the Brazilian, and in October he was weaker than Davis.
After that, Teixeira managed to collect himself and win for three times. 2016 was not very successful for him as he lost the fight against Johnson. In February 2017 he was defeated by Cannonier, and then Gustafsson knocked Glover out. At the end of 2017, the Brazilian fighter had a successful fight, in which he won Misha Cirkunov.
This year Glover has already visited the octagon, but unfortunately, he has lost the fight against Corey Anderson.
30 year-old Jimmy Manuwa has already had 21 fights in the cage. In total, the British fighter was the winner for 17 times. 15 fights ended with knockouts rivals. There are also 4 defeats in the career of the British veteran. Once he lost according to the verdict and he was knocked out for three times.
The latest two fights were not successful for Jimmy, in particular, the meeting with Volkan Oezdemir in July 2017 ended with defeat. In March 2018, Manuwa lost the fight against Jan Blachowicz, the latter won according to the points.
Based on their situation, Manuwa and Teixeira have a pretty big bet on this fight. Each of them understands that the loss in this meeting can be worth a career. Of course, none of the veterans have previously announced about the desire to finish the career, but this meeting can significantly accelerate the appearance of such a thought.