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Glover Teixeira wants winner of UFC 161's Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

it didn't long for UFC lightweight Glover Teixeira to figure out his next move after besting James Te Huna by first-round submission at 2:38 on Saturday night at UFC 160.

Ed Soares, the manager of Teixeira, spoke to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani in Las Vegas following Teixeira's victory. According to Soares, Teixeira is eying the winner of the main event for UFC 161: a light heavyweight clash between former UFC heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.

Evans, 33, is coming off of a unanimous decision loss against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 in February. Henderson, 42, most recently competed at UFC 157 in February where he lost to Lyoto Machida by split decision. The pair will headline UFC 161 on June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Should Teixeira's request for that fight not materialize, Soares contends there is another possibility for the Brazilian: a match against Machida. Soares insists, however, a bout against Machida can take place "only for the [UFC light heavyweight] belt."

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