Looking Ahead to Glover Teixeira v Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Anthony Johnson celebrates his knockout victory over Ryan Bader in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 202 is right around the corner. The event takes place August 20th 2016, from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.This event, is headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II. Set to be a blockbuster of a card, I’m going to break down the co-main event between two light heavyweight contenders.

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson (21-5 MMA) will be looking to earn himself a third straight win, against the Brazilian native & submission machine, Glover Teixeira (25-4 MMA). Both fighters ranked #1 & #2 respectively; will no doubt be desperate for another win, as it’s highly likely whoever wins, will face current light heavyweight champion: Daniel Cormier (18-1MMA) for the 205lb title.

Rumble in the Jungle

In Johnson’s most recent bout, he went toe-to-toe with Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader, scoring an impressive first round win knockout.  ‘Rumble’ demonstrated his takedown defense , along with exceptional ground technique & submission defense. He was able to defend Bader’s attempt at a kimura meanwhile transitioning effortlessly into top mount. Johnson then ground and pounded his way to victory.  He now turns his head towards a high stakes war, with Glover Teixeira.