Rampage Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira in works for UFC 153 in BrazilPosted on July 9, 2012, 03:12 PM by Anton Gurevich
According to GloboTV (Brazilian TV network partnered with the UFC), former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, will return to the Octagon against Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will be Jackson's last fight on his current UFC contract.
Here's the original report on sportv.globo.com (translated with a $2.99 app):
"The UFC has officially confirmed with exclusively to SPORTV.COM on Monday, the first fight of the UFC Rio 3, held in October in Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Glover Teixeira, unbeaten in 16 fights, will face the controversial American Quinton "Rampage "Jackson in the category of true duel-medium-heavy weights. It was not decided yet if the confrontation is the co-main event of the night, but he is already considered a big draw for the tournament, since it may represent the last fight of Rampage Jackson UFC."
Mauricio Rua recently refused to fight Glover Teixeira, but it seems like the Brazilian heavy-hitter is good enough for Rampage. While Glover Teixeira is not a "big name" opponent, he's definitely a strikes who comes "to bang". Jackson stated on numerous occasions that he wants to fight strikers, claiming that he's not interested in squaring-off against "boring wrestlers".
The fight is yet to be officially confirmed by the UFC.