The much anticipated light-heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is expected to take place on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland. That is, if both fighters are able to wrap up their training camps without injury.
In professional sports, it is no secret that injuries are a common occurrence. in 2012, the UFC's "injury bug" led to 104 UFC fighters having to back out, leaving Dana White and crew scrambling to save cards on multiple occasions.
The last time one of Jones opponents was injured, he turned down a replacement opponent citing lack of appropriate preparation time. Therefore, the possibility of Jones taking a late replacement is nonexistent. Glover on the other hand might be willing to fight "anyone they put in front of him".
Assuming Phil Davis was correct in his Jon Jones injury prediction, who would be the best replacement fighter on short notice for Teixeira?