Called up to figure in the main event, Glover Teixeira will no longer be able to make it to the October 23 First Class Fight event. The change to the card is not due to injury, though. In high regard for the string of wins he is riding from his participation at Bitetti Combat events and in Australia, Glover has sealed a deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) promotion, Canada’s main MMA event.
“This is a great opportunity in Glover’s career. He’s going to fight for the light heavyweight belt against Ryan Jimmo. We rescinded our contract with FCF amicably. We’ll pay the fine and we are very thankful to FCF for the opportunity they gave us,” explains the fighter’s manager Jorge “Joinha” Guimarães.
Glover Teixeira, who has racked up eight wins in a row, regrets having to cancel his fight at FCF, but was thankful for the showcase the event would have provided.
“I was in the final stretch in preparing for my fight with Pezão, but this chance came up and I had to take it. I regret not being able to do this fight, but I hope to get another chance to be in FCF someday.”
Despite the hit losing Teixeira represents, the promoters made a point of wishing the fighter good luck. “It happens. It shows FCF’s strength, the MMA market’s strength, and how the relationship between fighters and events is becoming ever more professional. Now we with Glover lots of success and hope he brings yet another title back to Brazil,” said Roberto Godoi, the promoter and founder of FCF.
Now, the First Class Fight organization is looking for a new opponent for Marco Antonio Pezão for the fifth installment of the event. “You can be sure we’ll maintain the high level of the card. We’re looking for an opponent who is on par with Pezão. We already have a few names, but we’ll only announce who it is once the deal is sealed,” said Godoi in finshing.
Check out the fcomplete FCF card:
Daniel Sarafian vs. Maurício Alonso (under 87 kg)
Fábio Negão vs. Juliano Belgine (under 84 kg)
Murilo Santana vs. Jorge Michelan (under 77 kg)
Adriano Maciel vs. Matheus Serafim (under 84 kg)
Alexandre “Popó” Bezerra vs. Luiz Rogério (under 66 kg)
Paulo Snups vs. Udi Lima (under 70 kg)
Flávio Álvaro vs. Samuel Quito (under 77 kg)
*Card subject to change