Teixeira vs. Bader: Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 28 Fight Card
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.
|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||4:30PM EST|
|Yuri Villefort||vs.||Sean Spencer|
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
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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