A light heavyweight clash pitting Glover Teixeira against Ion Cutelaba appears to have been rebooked for UFC on ESPN 3.
Cutelaba announced the matchup via Instagram following an initial report from Brazilian outlet Combate. The promotion has not officially confirmed the 205-pound pairing. UFC on ESPN 3 takes place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on April 27 and is expected to feature a middleweight showdown between Yoel Romero and Paulo Henrique Costa.
Teixeira and Cutelaba were initially supposed to meet at UFC Brooklyn on Jan. 19, but Cutelaba withdrew from the contest due to injury. Teixeira instead submitted short-notice foe Karl Roberson with an arm-triangle choke in the opening round for his second victory in three outings.
The 25-year-old Cutelaba is coming off back-to-back first-round KO/TKO finishes of Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Henrique da Silva. “The Hulk” is 3-2 during his promotional tenure and 14-3 with one no contest as a professional overall.