Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira. They are two very different fighters on two very different courses. But in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 6, they will collide.

Teixeira seeks a knockout, one that could propel him towards the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division and put him within reach of a title shot, in the fight that occurs this Saturday. Meanwhile, his rival, Rampage, is making his final trip down the runway and into the Octagon in hopes of knocking out the Brazilian fighter before moving on to a new stage in his life, a stage where he no longer calls UFC President Dana White his boss.

One fighter is just starting his career in the UFC, while the other, a veteran of Pride who was a difficult adversary for his opponents, is nearing the end of his run.

Glover Teixeira

What makes a UFC fighter shine? Is it charisma? His life story? His past? What sets him apart from the others?

Teixeira, a pupil of John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell, is one of those fighters who can make a difference as a member of the new generation of athletes in the UFC. He comes into this fight knowing that a victory over Rampage puts him among the elite fighters in the 205-pound weight class.

He posted wins in two UFC matches against Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado. The fighter from Sobrália tried for many years to make his way to the UFC, but he had some personal problems in the United States that forced him to return to Brazil. The wait lasted more than three years before he was granted the long-awaited permission to return to America. Very respected by his opponents, Teixeira has 19 wins and only two losses to his name. Despite possessing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Teixeira tends to secure his victories via strikes.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

How can one talk about Jackson without recalling his days under the Pride banner? Rampage made ​​history in the storied Japanese organization where he faced the biggest and best MMA fighters of the era, competing in such classics as his pair of meetings against nemesis Wanderlei Silva, as well fights against Chuck Liddell and Murilo Bustamante, among other big names. It was those fights and that period of Rampage’s career that made ​​Jackson an icon of the sport.

Entering with his trademark howl, Rampage demonstrates confidence in his ability to meet anyone in combat. He brings experience to this fight against Teixeira, and promises to leave the Brazilian fighter staring up at the lights over the Octagon.

His resume includes 32 wins and 10 losses, and, like Teixeira, Rampage prefers the knockout.

In terms of his character, Rampage will always be remembered by fans as one of the most controversial and vibrant in the organization.

It will be a very tough fight for both men, and one where the man with the most power and the best moves will have his hand raised.

Photo: Glover Teixeira (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.