The card for UFC 146 in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 26 is loaded, top to bottom, with plenty of Bay Area fighters. One of the preliminary fights features a Bay Area native who will be looking to rebound from a decision loss to Stephan Bonnar.
Kyle Kingsbury will take on Glover Teixeira in what will likely be the second fight of the evening, in a light heavyweight bout that will air via Facebook. Kingsbury is a Sunnyvale native who fights out of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.
This will be Kingsbury's seventh fight in the UFC, not counting fights as a part of The Ultimate Fighter television show. Kingsbury is 4-2 in the UFC and holds an overall mixed martial arts record of 11-3-1. He has twice won Fight of the Night honors in the promotion.
Teixeira, a Brazilian native who fights out of San Luis Obispo, has fought in the WEC four times but will be making his UFC debut. Teixeira is 17-2 and has not lost a fight since March of 2005.
This is probably a good matchup for both competitors, as Kingsbury could try to work his way back to light heavyweight title consideration, while Teixeira could become a contender in short order if he comes into the UFC with guns blazing.