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

Artem MoshkovichFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2013

Jan 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA;  Rampage Jackson (black shorts) fights against Glover Teixeira (black and white shorts) during UFC on FOX 6 at the United Center.  Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

 

 

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