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Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira headlines UFC Sao Paulo

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Jimi Manuwa faces Glover Teixeira in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A five-round light heavyweight showdown between Jimi Manuwa and Glover Teixeira will serve as the main event for UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22, the UFC announced following a report by Globo Esporte.

The Fight Night card takes place at the Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Manuwa (17-4) lost a rematch with Jan Blachowicz in March, and enters UFC Sao Paulo on a two-fight skid with the other defeat coming by the hands of Volkan Oezdemir. “Poster Boy”, ranked No. 5 in the official UFC ranking, knocked out Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux prior to his recent losses.

Teixeira (27-7) will look to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson, who replaced Teixeira’s original opponent Ilir Latifi at last month’s UFC Hamburg. The one-time title contender has bounced between wins and losses since 2016, winning 10 of his 15 bouts inside the Octagon.

The complete UFC Sao Paulo fight card can be seen below.

Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa
Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Sam Alvey
Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Elias Theodorou
Livia Renata Souza vs. Alex Chambers
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Belal Muhammad
Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
Luis Henrique vs. x Mark Godbeer
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Evan Dunham
Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard