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    Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

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    rudeboyben84
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    Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:54 pm

    Glover was at UFC 142 to support his friend and training partner Palhares. Aparently he was supposed to debut at this event. He signed with the UFC after the Ricco fight but was injured and couldnt fight at UFC 142.

    He told Portal do Vale Tudo that he is ready to fight and should debut in March or April.

    For those who dont know him,

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Glover-Teixeira-4655

    He has won his last 15 straight fighting between Hw and Lhw, with wins over Ricco, Eastman, Marico Cruz, Daniel Tabera, Joaquim Ferreira, Soko etc.. in that spree and only one man has made it the distance with him in that time.

    He sould debut for the UFC as a Lhw which is really his natural weight class.

    Any Ideas for first opponents?

    My initial thought was Thiago Silva.
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    Re: Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:19 pm

    Really interested to see him in the UFC I assume his visa problems are no more the problem I think his main problem could be similar to Aleksander Emelianenko problems where he might have stagnated after been fighting so many I hate use the word cans and faded names, Hope not though.
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    Re: Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:46 pm

    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Really interested to see him in the UFC I assume his visa problems are no more the problem I think his main problem could be similar to Aleksander Emelianenko problems where he might have stagnated after been fighting so many I hate use the word cans and faded names, Hope not though.

    I think his level of competition was a bit better than Aleks, Also at least he was winning against them! Also when there isnt great competition available stepping up to Heavyweight and blasting them away in a round reall shows what he is made of.

    I think being a relative unknown to UFC fans they might start him with a nice wee warmup fight Matyushenko, He matches up well with Vera too... I can see him cracking the top 15 but its hard to gage how he will do against the higher ranked guys because as you say he hasnt been fighting the best.
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    Re: Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:17 pm

    rudeboyben84 wrote:
    Cowboys From Hell wrote:Really interested to see him in the UFC I assume his visa problems are no more the problem I think his main problem could be similar to Aleksander Emelianenko problems where he might have stagnated after been fighting so many I hate use the word cans and faded names, Hope not though.

    I think his level of competition was a bit better than Aleks, Also at least he was winning against them! Also when there isnt great competition available stepping up to Heavyweight and blasting them away in a round reall shows what he is made of.

    I think being a relative unknown to UFC fans they might start him with a nice wee warmup fight Matyushenko, He matches up well with Vera too... I can see him cracking the top 15 but its hard to gage how he will do against the higher ranked guys because as you say he hasnt been fighting the best.

    True I will say his competition has been better than Aleks and names like Vladdy and Vera are good fights I just hope they don't throw him to Wolves too early. Also I should add I need to edit my first post too many problems in the post. Laughing
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    Re: Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, debuts March/April

    Post  payneNglory1 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:22 pm

    I'm excited about seeing Glover finally in the UFC.

    I think for his first few fights,he's going to be taking some names,kicking plenty of arse and making shit loads of new fans.

    He was actually one of my 2012 predictions,Glover goes the whole of 2012 undefeated in the UFC.

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