Both men are talented strikers, which will make this fight close.
Fabio Maldonado, who was a professional boxer until 2010, was 22-0 in the ring. In MMA, he owns 12 wins by knockout, including knockouts of James McSweeney and Maiquel Falcao.
He has good hand speed and a granite chin. His body shots are wicked, and are a very useful tool for the Brazilian slugger.
Glover Teixeira, on the other hand, is a long-time mixed martial artist with sickening power in his hands.
Trained by John Hackleman and Marco Ruas, and a training partner of Chuck Liddell, Teixeira has great ability in the striking game.
He has 11 knockouts in his career over the likes of Marvin Eastman and Rameau Sokoudjou.
Their styles are contrasting, but both guys are feared on their feet.