Teixeira vs. Bader: Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 28 Fight Card

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Teixeira vs. Bader: Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 28 Fight Card
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Capping off three UFC events inside of eight days, UFC Fight Night 28 marks the organization's awaited return to Belo Horizonte, Brazil. With emphasis on the main event showdown between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader—a bout that could have title implications if Teixeira wins in a dominant fashion—this fight card marks the end of this recent MMA spree as we enter a few weeks of hibernation until UFC 165.

As a whole, Wednesday night's fight card isn't necessarily as action-packed as UFC 164 or Fight Night 26 were, but thanks to a pair of exciting fights scheduled to take place just before Teixeira vs. Bader, there's plenty of reason to tune in.

Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga will blaze around the Octagon just before Yushin Okami looks to stifle Ronaldo Souza's renowned grappling skills with his own formidable ground game.

Thankfully, Bleacher Report has you covered with a breakdown for all the essential details for Wednesday night's fight card.

 

Full Fight Card and Start Times
Main Card Fox Sports 1 7PM EST
Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader
Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza
Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Piotr Hallmann
Rafael Natal vs. Tor Troeng
Marcus Vinicius vs. Ali Bagautinov
Televised Preliminary Card Fox Sports 1 5PM EST
Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza
Lucas Martins vs. Junior Hernandez
Joao Zeferino vs. Elias Silverio
Keith Wisniewski vs. Ivan Jorge
Online Prelim Facebook 4:30PM EST
Yuri Villefort vs. Sean Spencer

Via UFC.com

 

Fight Night Belo: Teixeira vs Bader Preview

 

Fight Night 28 Key Stats

Glover Teixeira's significant strike rate: 6.48 per minute

Glover Teixeira's takedown defense rate: 100 percent

Percent of Ronaldo Souza's 18 career victories that have come by way of submission: 78 percent

*Stats courtesy of FightMetric

 

Main Card Odds

Glover Teixeira -450 favorite over Ryan Bader +325

Ronaldo Souza -260 favorite over Yushin Okami +200

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Benavidez -600 favorite over Jussier Formiga +400

Francisco Trinaldo -315 favorite over Piotr Hallmann +245

Rafael Natal -270 favorite over Tor Troeng +210

Ali Bagautinov -310 favorite over Marcos Vinicius +240

*Betting odds via Bovada 

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