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Te Huna replaces Bader in Teixeira fight at UFC 160

ESPN staff
March 12, 2013
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A significant change has been made to the UFC 160 card with James Te Huna stepping in to fight Glover Teixeira.

Teixeira had been scheduled to meet Ryan Bader at the May 25 event, but injury has forced Bader to withdraw. As a result, Te Huna gets the chance to take a huge scalp.

In an exciting matchup, Te Huna brings power, heart and an iron chin to the Octagon, having won his last four bouts. He survived a first-round beating to defeat Ryan Jimmo last time out and has finished 13 of 16 wins by knockout of submission.

Like Te Huna, Teixeira is happy to stand or go to the ground, and will be viewed as the more technical operator at UFC 160. He has won his last 18 bouts, most recently earning a decision over Rampage Jackson.

UFC 160 is headlined by the heavyweight title fight of Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. Also on the card, Junior Dos Santos meets Mark Hunt.

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