Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi Official 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.
A LHW clash hits Germany.
?? @GloverTeixeira matches up with ?? @LatifiMMA in a FOTN contender. #UFCHamburg pic.twitter.com/snghrw8Jug
— UFC (@ufc) May 4, 2018
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.