Prochazka beats Teixeira to claim UFC 275 light heavyweight title | Sports News

Prochazka beat Teixeira with a rear-naked choke within the fifth spherical to win the sunshine heavyweight title.

Jiri Prochazka has crushed Glover Teixeira with a rear-naked choke within the fifth spherical on the Final Combating Championship (UFC) 275 to win the sunshine heavyweight title.

Prochazka submitted Teixeira at 4:32 within the last spherical, placing an finish to a gruelling and thrilling title bout on Saturday evening in Singapore.

Prochazka survived almost 5 rounds of constant punishment from the 42-year-old Teixeira, who grew to become a first-time UFC champion at 205 kilos (93kg) late final 12 months.

After a back-and-forth battle that left each males reduce and bleeding, the Czech challenger obtained into place to execute a choke that ended one of the vital compelling title bouts in current UFC historical past.

It was Prochazka’s first victory by submission in UFC and his first since 2014. He has gained 13 straight bouts. Teixeira gained the belt at UFC 267 final October, defeating Jan Blachowicz.

“It was a real conflict,” Prochazka stated. “Glover is a real warrior. And I like that.”

Teixeira (33-8) was up 39-37 on two scorecards heading into the fourth spherical, which implies the Brazilian champion virtually definitely would have gained a call if he had averted a submission within the last minute.

Each fighters landed massive pictures from the opening spherical, and Teixeira appeared to show the bout in his favour when he harm Prochazka within the second spherical, finally touchdown an elbow that opened an enormous reduce above Prochazka’s left eye.

Each fighters have been bleeding from cuts within the third spherical, and Prochazka additionally wobbled Teixeira within the center rounds earlier than his dramatic end.

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