Bader out, James Te Huna in vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 160

 

Australian-based fighter Jamie Te Huna has been given golden opportunities to press his claims for a UFC title shot, called in as late replacement to face a top five opponent at UFC 160 in May.

The UFC announced this morning that Te Huna (16-5) — currently on a four-fight win streak in the light heavyweight division — would replace the injured Ryan Bader in a division-shaping bout against number four-ranked Brazilian Glover Teixeira (20-2).

The news comes just days after it was announced that number nine-ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt (9-7), also on a four-fight win streak and fresh from a devastating knock-out victory over highly-rated Dutchman Stefan Struve, would replace the injured Alistair Overeem against the number one contender to Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title, former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2).

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Kazp306 site profile image  

3/26/13 6:54 PM by Kazp306

Glover by TKO! This is going to be an awesome fight!

slamming site profile image  

3/22/13 7:09 PM by slamming

If Te Huna improved his TDD he would be a handful for a lot of guys.

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

3/22/13 4:36 PM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

TeHuna's got that thick skull. I see Glover submitting him with a choke

Card site profile image  

3/22/13 1:27 PM by Card

Te-Huna filming UFC 160 countdown video

Ten eight round site profile image  

3/12/13 4:56 PM by Ten eight round

Im not a massive fan of the kiwis either, but James is from western sydney so he's got my support. WAR TE HUNA!

OCMikelob site profile image  

3/12/13 3:01 PM by OCMikelob

I love it! Great fight!

sevr1 site profile image  

3/12/13 2:45 PM by sevr1

He might be. But, I felt the same when he was announced to be fighting Bader too. I guess I was hoping for a Shogun, Rashad, Lyoto type match up for Glover after beating a seemingly motivated Rampage.

Darth Ryase site profile image  

3/12/13 1:29 PM by Darth Ryase

What does it mean "another New Zealander"? Bader is American.