Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently finalized a light heavyweight showdown between two of the hardest hitters in the 205-pound division, as former title contender Glover Teixeira collides with brutish power puncher Ilir Latifi.
They’ll do the deed at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 134 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 on Sun., July 22, 2018 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Teixeira (27-6) has struggled to remain consistent in recent years, alternating wins and losses after stopping Rashad Evans at UFC on FOX 19. It hasn’t done much to hurt his position in the official rankings, where he stands fast at No. 3 in the division.
Latifi (14-5, 1 NC) is coming off back-to-back wins over Tyson Pedro and Ovince Saint Preux, the latter of which ended by way guillotine choke. “The Sledgehammer” is now 5-1 dating back to late 2014 and sits ranked at No. 4.
UFC Fight Night 134 will be headlined by the light heavyweight showdown between ex-champion Mauricio Rua and former title contender Volkan Oezdemir. Elsewhere on the card, Stefan Struve slugs it out with heavyweight bruiser Marcin Tybura.
Expect more UFC Hamburg fight card announcements in the coming days.