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    Default Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160

    Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160
    By Mookie Alexanderon Mar 11 2013, 9:50p

    Another New Zealander will fill in for an injured fighter at UFC 160. Ryan Bader is out of his fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC 160, and James Te Huna is stepping in to take on the Brazilian.

    It was only two days ago that New Zealand HW contender Mark Hunt was tabbed to replace the injured Alistair Overeem against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160. Tonight there's more major injury news to pass along, as LHW Ryan Bader is reportedly out of his scheduled fight with Glover Teixeira on the same card. Replacing Bader is another New Zealander in James Te Huna (16-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC). This was first reported by Australian newspaper The Age.

    This is a huge opportunity for Te Huna, who has won his last four fights, including a come-from-behind decision win over Ryan Jimmo at UFC on Fuel 7 in London. His only loss came in 2011 against current top 5 LHW Alexander Gustafsson.

    Teixeira (20-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the #4 ranked light-heavyweight in the UFC's official rankings, and he's accomplished that with wins over Kyle Kingsbury, Fabio Maldonado, and most recently Quinton Jackson.

    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2 is May 25th in Las Vegas, and Teixeira/Te Huna will remain on the main card.

    Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160 - Bloody Elbow
    Really easy out for Glover, kinda sucks because this does little for his title shot argument...

    Wonder how many guys turned this fight down before Te Huna?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Really easy out for Glover, kinda sucks because this does little for his title shot argument...

    Wonder how many guys turned this fight down before Te Huna?
    Not many probably. Quite a few LHW have been assigned to each other.
    Shogun/Lil Nog
    Rashad/Hendo
    Vinny/Davis
    Goose/Mousasi
    Thiago Silva/Fejaio
    Machida is waiting for JOnes/Sonnen.
    Wanderlei just fought. Jimmo fought and lost.
    Brandon Vera and Manuwa are probably the only other available LHW.

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    Very disappointed. I wanna see his tdd tested to some extent. Te Huna will get rocked and finished early imo

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    I hate to use MMA math but Jimmo came dangerously close to finishing TeHuna before he Carwin'd himself. I say Glover takes this one with a big stoppage, hopefully his next fight is against a solid top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR View Post
    Not many probably. Quite a few LHW have been assigned to each other.
    Shogun/Lil Nog
    Rashad/Hendo
    Vinny/Davis
    Goose/Mousasi
    Thiago Silva/Fejaio
    Machida is waiting for JOnes/Sonnen.
    Wanderlei just fought. Jimmo fought and lost.
    Brandon Vera and Manuwa are probably the only other available LHW.
    Just because they're booked doesn't mean they weren't asked. Not like they've never shuffled around fights before. Oh well, Glover should win this quite handily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Really easy out for Glover, kinda sucks because this does little for his title shot argument...

    Wonder how many guys turned this fight down before Te Huna?
    Easy out is right but really I bet it does not have much impact on the UFC's overall plan for Glover.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Just because they're booked doesn't mean they weren't asked. Not like they've never shuffled around fights before. Oh well, Glover should win this quite handily.
    A lot of those matchups are Main Event/Co-main event matchups. The UFC is not gonna pull guys out of those fights.

    In either case, Te Huna is a solid fight for Glover. I think he will give Glover more of a fight than Rampage did.


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    The guy who makes the most sense for this fight would be Little Nog. He is coming off a win over Rashad and while I love the upcoming fight with Shogun it really doesnt make sense. Maybe Wandy??

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    War te huna

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