MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208

480Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208 On Wednesday, MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that light heavyweight Jared Cannonier is slated to take on Glover Teixeira at UFC 208 on February 11th Teixeira (25-5) heads into this matchup off 13-second knockout setback to Anthony Johnson at UFC 202, which was his first stoppage loss since 2003. Cannonier (9-1) emerged victorious after dropping down to light heavyweight and came away with a unanimous decision over Ion Cutelaba at last Saturday’s TUF 24 Finale UFC 208 takes place February 11th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.   Theodorou vs Ferreira, Santos vs Marshman added to UFC Halifax Super Lutas reports that Ultimate Fighter winners Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira are set to battle at UFC Fight Night Halifax on February 19th. In addition Combate mentions that middleweights Thiago Santos and Jack Marshman will also square off on the card. Theodorou (12-1) bounced back from his Thiago Santos with a unanimous decision victory over Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 89 back in June. Ferreira (11-5) heads into this matchup off a three-fight winning streak including wins over Oluwale Bamgbose, Anthony Smith and Jack Hermansson.Santos (13-5) is coming off back-to-back stoppage losses to Gegard Mousasi and Eric Spicely. Marshman (21-5) had successful UFC debut earning a TKO victory over Magnus Cedenblad which pushed his winning streak to seven straight. UFC Halifax is scheduled for February 19.   UFC 206’s Max Holloway “I feel like I’m somewhat Canadian, the fans love me”   UFC 206’s Anthony Pettis “Lou Giordano was a big help for this camp, I can’t thank him enough” Lou Giordano “Anthony Pettis’ weight is super good versus his last camp which was stressful”   UFC 206’s Cowboy Cerrone “Eye injury happened hunting, I got some stem cell work done in Mexico” UFC 206’s Matt Brown tells the funny story of being arrested in Canada years ago   Duane Ludwig talks Matt Brown ahead of UFC 206, Canada & TJ Dillashaw

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