UFC 202 adds Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Glover Teixeira has been re-booked for the UFC 202 card as a co-main event, when Donald Cerronewill also face Rick Story. UFC 202 will feature a headlining rematch of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 and it takes place Aug. 20 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Johnson (21-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and Teixieria (25-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) were expected to meet at July’s UFC on FOX 20 event, but “Rumble” had to withdraw to tend to family matters.
Cerrone (30-7 MMA, 17-4 UFC) is truly willing to fight at a moment’s notice. After winning eight straight fights at lightweight, “Cowboy” was given a shot at 155-pound champ Rafael dos Anjos but was ousted in the opening round. He’s since picked up a pair of wins at welterweight and now looks to make it three consecutive wins.
On the other hand, Story (19-8 UFC, 12-6 UFC) in on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC’s welterweight division, thought it dates back two years. Neck injuries kept Story sidelined for all of 2015, but he picked up an impressive decision win over former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine at May’s UFC Fight Night 88 event after previously downing Gunnar Nelson and Leonardo Mafra.