Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Booked For UFC 169, Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem Set To Join

As expected, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will be facing off against surging Brazilian Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 169 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Jones recently won a unanimous decision over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, a bout that many have already deemed one of the best bouts in MMA history. It was widely believe that Gustafsson would receive an immediate rematch after nearly dethroning “Bones,” but the champion later changed his mind and saw Teixeira as the most worthy contender.

Teixeira knocked Ryan Bader out at UFC Fight Night 28, but he didn’t do it flawlessly. He was caught with some heavy hands from Bader, and he’s going to have to be more elusive if he wants any chance at beating the record-setting champion.

Also announced today was the shifting of the Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir bout, which was originally scheduled for UFC 167. The two well known Heavyweights have struggled mightily this year, and the loser will receive his walking papers.

This year’s traditional Super Bowl Weekend card is set to feature a highly anticipated title fight. Is Teixeira the man to take the belt from the dangerous Jones?

Outer Photo: Tom Szczerbowski for USA TODAY Sports


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    jipariente8a

    October 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Jones will take it easily.. with his reach and Glover not having the best of chins then we his is in trouble… Im taking Jones although i dont like him… he is scared..

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      N.C.

      October 4, 2013 at 3:38 am

      Of course he has a weak chin, Tex has been KO'd by… uh… errr… that time when he was KTFO by… uh… that jab that dropped hi…. uh… oh wait, your just WRONG.

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        jipariente8a

        October 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

        whatever you say Mr. Merriam Webster Dictionary… FYI KO'd by Eric Schwartz.. rocked by Maldonado and Bader… next time you look the word WRONG on your dictionary im sure your clueless face.. well nickname "N.C" will show up

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      David Saucier

      October 4, 2013 at 6:18 am

      Mir vs Overeem is probably the co main event, its a little sickening Reem is unproven at HW in the big leagues and he keeps getting super star treatment, mean while the smaller guys on serious win streaks cant get off the under card.

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      David Saucier

      October 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

      people always have something to complain about with Jones, he will fight Gus if he beats Glover, saying Jones is scared a reaching conjecture. Before Jones fought Gus everyone thought Glover stood the best chance of beating Jones, now he is scared of everyone lol.

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    akieyugames

    October 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Hate the brat in the 6'4" egomaniac arse. but I think he'll survive the early attacks of Teixiera, and win in the later rounds.

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    Bruce Lee

    October 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Look at Jon's eyes in the photo above compared to the photo link you clicked on to get into the article. The link picture from the main page shows some fear or at least concern like we haven't seen before in Jon's eyes.

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    Entity

    October 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Maybe Mir and Overroid will connect simultaneously and have a double glass chin shatter.
    Hopefully Glover will get it too the ground and smash Jones……..well going to bed now, maybe dreams will come true.

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