The UFC 153 event that’s slated for Rio de Janeiro on October 13th was finalized today with two additional bouts according to UFC officials. Former heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga will take on Geronimo dos Santos and TUF Brazil’s Francisco Trinaldo will face Gleison Tibau in a lightweight matchup.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10) will take on the highly touted Brazilian Glover Teixeira (18-2) at UFC 153 in Brazil according to multiple reports. The event is expected to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro which was also home to both UFC 134 and UFC 142.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore stopped by American Kickboxing Academy this past week to do some training and caught up with UFC light heavyweight fighter Kyle Kingsbury, who will be fighting newcomer Glover Teixeira this Saturday at UFC 146 in Las Vegas.
Five new bouts, including a heavyweight match-up between Gabriel Gonzaga and Shane Del Rosario, have been added to UFC 146 scheduled for May 26 in Las Vegas.