Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has finally settled on a main event for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 137 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Sony ESPN, which takes place Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
British Knockout artist Jimi Manuwa is coming off a back to back losses, most recently dropping a unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 127. The setback followed a knockout loss to Volkan Oezdemir in a title eliminator. Prior to his loses he knocked out Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux.
Teixeira (27-7) is fresh off a unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson on July 22 in Germany. The former title challenger even in his last six contests.
UFC Fight Night 137 also features a light heavyweight showdown between Sam Alvey (33-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC). This card also features welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Alex Oliveira.
Other notable bouts on the card include Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger and Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Elias Theodorou.