UFC 179 takes place Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the above video, Teixeira (22-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Davis (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) discuss their matchup and their need for a victory to remain in the division. The fighters are respectively ranked No. 6 and No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings.