Smith vs. Teixeira Headlines UFC Lincoln
A battle of light heavyweight contenders will top the UFC’s return to Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 25
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The main event of UFC Lincoln will see former title challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira collide, with both men jockeying for position towards another crack at the gold held by Jon Jones.
Smith was last seen in action in June, defeating Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Stockholm, sending “The Mauler” into retirement. Prior to that, Smith challenged Jones in the main event of UFC 235, losing on the scorecards and refusing to take a DQ win and carrying on with the fight after taking an illegal strike.
Teixeira enters this fight on a three-fight win streak, having most recently competed at UFC Vancouver in September, defeating Nikita Krylov by split decision. Teixeira had a title shot against Jones in 2014, dropping a unanimous decision at UFC 172.