Texiera (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) has analyzed favourable and is out of his scheduled UFC on ESPN+ 35 headliner towards Santos (21-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC). The struggle is off the Sept. 12 card but has been pushed back again to Oct. 3.
Two people with understanding of the problem confirmed Teixeira’s favourable test and the fight’s subsequent day shift to MMA Junkie late Wednesday evening next an original report from Combate. The men and women requested to keep on being nameless as the promotion has still to make an announcement.
There is no phrase on what the new UFC on ESPN+ 35 key function will be. Now, Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana is slated to headline the Oct. 3 celebration expected to get area on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
With Jon Jones vacating the UFC light-weight heavyweight championship lately, the promotion booked Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes to choose put for the vacant title Sept. 26 at UFC 253. The combat concerning Santos and Teixeira, which presumably could be 3 rounds rather of five if it’s not a principal party, is considered to be a No. 1 contender battle. Each guys have challenged for the belt in advance of.
Santos has not competed given that a near break up decision decline to Jones in July 2019 at UFC 239. In that battle, Santos tore ligaments in both of those knees, which demanded surgical treatment.
As for Teixeira, the 40-yr-old has won 4 straight fights, like most a short while ago a dominant beatdown of Anthony Smith in May well.
With the elimination, the UFC on ESPN+ 35 lineup incorporates:
- Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson
- Andrea Lee vs. Roxanne Modafferi
- Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
- Bruno Silva vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
- Frank Camacho vs. Brok Weaver
- Kyle Nelson vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Bryan Barberena vs. Anthony Ivy
- Matt Frevola vs. Roosevelt Roberts
- Bobby Green vs. Alan Patrick
- John Allan vs. Ed Herman
- Justine Kish vs. Sabina Mazo
- Ottman Azaitar vs. Khama Worthy
With the addition, the Oct. 3 lineup involves:
- Irene Aldana vs. Holly Holm
- Germaine de Randamie vs. Julianna Pena
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Tanner Boser
- Beneil Dariush vs. Charles Oliveira
- Carlos Condit vs. Court McGee
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Jinh Yu Frey
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe
- Heili Alateng vs. Casey Kenney
- Tom Breese vs. Roman Kopylov
- Josh Culibao vs. Charles Jourdain
- Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos