Glover Teixeira follows the principle that you always have to be prepared for each situation, including changing opponents a few days before the duel.
Glover Teixeira (27-6) was to face the upcoming Sunday with Illy Latifi (14-5, NC) at UFC Fight Night 134, which will take in Hamburg - Countdown for UFC Hamburg - SUN. JUL. 22, 2018 - UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Shogun. However, this fight will not take place due to a Latifian injury. The replacement for the Swede will come from Corey Anderson (10-4). In an interview with BloodyElbow, Teixeira said he was always ready to change plans and change his opponent.
"I have this mentality that I have to be prepared for everything. I need to do my work out, my wrestling, jiu-jitsu and stand-up, because I already have an analysis of my opponent who is going to be a substitute and if something like that happens, it knocks you out of the rhythm. It really puzzles you. I think you have to get ready and be ready for anything, and in the last few weeks, we've started watching some tapes and we've seen what this guy is doing, but that's only in the last few weeks. This is the last part of the camp. You have to be prepared for everything and be ready for change, because it's not like unexpected. In this sport it happens all the time, all the time. "
Teixeira is currently third in the official UFC heavyweight ranking. His next opponent, Anderson, is ranked ninth. Winning for "Overtime" would make the Brazilian strengthen in the ranking, and perhaps he would have jumped to a higher position, but he also has much more to lose in the event of a defeat.
Glover Teixeira fought his last fight last December defeating Misha Cirkunova in the first round of UFC on FOX 26 by TKO in the first round. He lost to KO in the fifth round with Alexander Gustafsson.
Corey Anderson also had a victory in the last fight in which he defeated by the unanimous decision of Patrick Cummins at the UFC Fight Night 128 event in April. Earlier, Anderson suffered two defeats by KO in clashes with Jim Manuwa and Ovinc Saint Preux.
The tournament will feature, among others current welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald. The Bellator organization bets on tournaments in individual weight categories, and just like the heavyweight tournament that is currently under way, the tournament in the welter category will also be held. Today, the organization presented 9 out of 10 fighters who will participate in it. Below is a list of nine fighters who will fight for the victory in this tournament. The last participant of the tournament will be selected from four fighters whose names have not yet been announced.
Rory MacDonald (20-4), Douglas Lima (29-7), Andrey Koreshkov (21-2), Michael Page (13-0), Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1NC), Ed Ruth (6-0), Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1NC), Neiman Gracie (8-0), Yaroslav Amosov (20-0).
The first duel of the tournament will be Douglas Lima's third (29-7) clash with Andrey Koreshkov (21-2). The fight will take place during the Bellator 206 event in San Jose, California.
Daniel Cormier intends to end his career after fighting UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
After knocking out Stipe Miocic at the UFC 226 and winning the title of heavyweight champion, in front of Daniel Cormier, many doors opened to several very interesting fights. One of them will be a fight with Brock Lesnar, but after this fight that Cormier plans to end his career. "DC" made it clear, that he would only compete until March next year before he retired. This does not mean, however, that the fight against Lesnar will be the only battle he will fight. "DC" is also considering a fight to defend the title of light heavyweight before he will face Brock Lesnar. Several other fighters are demanding a fight for a light heavyweight belt with Daniel Cormier. The first candidate who talks a lot and loud about this fight is Alexander Gustafsson, who even demands a duel for the belt. The next competitors are Yoel Romero, and Ilir Latifi, and even Anthony Smith, who expressed their interest in the fight against Cormier. In turn, DC pointed his candidate for a potential fight for the belt and is the former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. "Shogun" will meet with Smith on July 22 at Countdown for UFC Hamburg - SUN. JUL. 22, 2018 - UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Shogun.
The trilogy with the biggest rival of Daniel Cormier, a duel with former champion Jon Jones, is still a big unknown. Much is said about this fight, which is treated as a fight that must take place. The only question is, will there be enough time for all these fights?