Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi Official for UFC Fight Night in Germany

A matchup of top five ranked light heavyweights between Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night in Germany

A long rumored light heavyweight clash between Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi is finally official for the UFC’s upcoming return to Hamburg, Germany on July 22.

UFC officials announced the matchup on Friday.

Teixeira will make his first appearance in 2018 after earning a knockout over highly rated prospect Misha Cirkunov in his last fight in Dec. 2017. Teixeira has bounced back and forth between wins and losses over his past four fights and he’ll look to find some stability when he returns in July.

As for Latifi, the Swedish powerhouse finally cracked the top five rankings with his last win over former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux and now he’ll look to take another step towards title contention when he fights Teixeira in July.

Teixeira vs. Latifi is the latest addition to the UFC Fight Night card in Hamburg that will be headlined by another light heavyweight showdown when Volkan Oezdemir faces former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.