There’s no question that the big draw this Saturday at UFC 179 is Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, but the October 25th card will also feature a compelling scrap between light-heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis.
Teixeira (22-3) is looking to get back on track, after he was decisioned by the champ Jon Jones on April 26th, which ended the punishing fighter’s jaw dropping, 20 fight win streak. It was a run that included notable, Octagon victories over James Te Huna, “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader.
Like Teixeira, Davis (12-2) is also in need of a win, following a decision loss to Anthony Johnson that same April night. Heading into the bout, Davis was also knocking on the door for a title shot, thanks to a run that included a decision win over Lyoto Machida.
So, in other words, Saturday’s fight could determine who is a top five ranked, 205’er and who will be on the outside looking in next week.
The UFC has released the “Countdown” segment for the Teixeira-Davis bout, which you can view below. If you missed it, you can catch the episode for Aldo vs. Mendes II by heading here.