The Prochazka beats Teixeira to claim UFC 275 light heavyweight title
Jiri Prochazka has beaten Glover Teixeira with a rear-bare choke inside the fifth round at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 275 to win the light heavyweight title.
Prochazka submitted Teixeira at four:32 within the very last round, placing a give-up to a grueling and thrilling title bout on Saturday night in Singapore.
Prochazka survived almost 5 rounds of steady punishment from the forty-two-yr-vintage Teixeira, who has become a primary-time UFC champion at 205 pounds (93kg) late ultimate yr.
After returned-and-forth combat that left each man cut and bleeding, the Czech challenger got into the function to execute a choke that ended one of the most compelling title bouts in recent UFC records.
It changed into Prochazka’s first victory by submission in UFC and his first seeing that in 2014. He has won 13 instantly bouts. Teixeira gained the belt at UFC 267 last October, defeating Jan Blachowicz.
It changed into real warfare, Prochazka stated. Glover is a true warrior. And I like that.
Teixeira (33-8) turned up 39-37 on scorecards heading into the fourth spherical, because of this the Brazilian champion nearly virtually might have won a selection if he had averted a submission within the very last minute.
Both fighters landed large shots from the opening spherical, and Teixeira appeared to show the bout in his favor while he hurt Prochazka inside the 2nd spherical, ultimately touchdown an elbow that opened a massive reduce above Prochazka’s left eye.
Both warring parties had been bleeding from cuts in the 1/3 spherical, and Prochazka additionally wobbled Teixeira in the center rounds before his dramatic finish.