Two Brazilians are all the talk since entering the UFC, and now they have more fights coming up.
Glover Teixeira will face Ryan Bader, and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will fight Yushin Okami at UFC on Fox Sports 1 #3 in Belo Horizonte on Sept. 4, according to a report from Portal do Vale Tudo.
Teixeira won MMA fans with four straight wins in the organization, which have earned him No. 3 on the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Jacare, a former Strikeforce middleweight champion, debuted doing what his fans are accustomed to: Finishing with a submission.
Teixeira should have faced Bader at UFC 160 last May, but an injury took the American off the card. He was replaced by James Te-Huna, which resulted in the Brazilian getting the submission win, as well as a Submission of the Night bonus.
As reported by GRACIEMAG.com last month, Jacare and Okami will face off in a pivotal middleweight match-up. Currently, the Japanese fighter is third in the UFC middleweight rankings, behind only Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. The fight will have heavy influence on who is next to be in the mix for the 185-pound title.
The UFC is yet to confirm the match-ups, but announcements are expected to happen soon.
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