Report: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader Booked for UFC 160

Andrew Saunders@SaundersMMACorrespondent IIFebruary 20, 2013

Ever since his promotional debut, UFC fans can not get enough of UFC prospect Glover Teixeira. The Brazilian fighter now holds a 3-0 mark inside the Octagon. After beating down former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC on Fox 6, fans have wondered who is next in line for this title contender.

Wonder no more:

Sources: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader booked to UFC 160 on May 25.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 20, 2013

ESPN's Brett Okamoto tweeted on Tuesday night that light heavyweights Teixeira and Ryan Bader are scheduled to do battle at UFC 160. The report did not specify if this matchup will take place on the evening's main card.

Bader earned a decision win against Rampage but followed it up with a KO loss to Lyoto Machida last summer. Most recently, The Ultimate Fighter winner was seen setting the record for fastest light heavyweight submission in UFC history against Vladimir Matyushenko.

Currently, the UFC has Teixeira ranked as the No. 4 light heavyweight on the roster, with Bader coming in behind him at No. 9.

With the winner of Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida expected to get a championship opportunity, this is one of the most impactful fights that could have been booked at 205 pounds.

UFC 160 takes place on May 25 and will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight championship battle between Cain Velasquez and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Also on the card is a featured battle between former title holders Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.