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Prochazka beats Teixeira to assert UFC 275 gentle heavyweight title | Sports activities Information


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 night time in Singapore.

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

After a back-and-forth struggle that left each males lower and bleeding, the Czech challenger received 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 received 13 straight bouts. Teixeira received the belt at UFC 267 final October, defeating Jan Blachowicz.

“It was a real battle,” 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 suggests the Brazilian champion nearly definitely would have received a choice if he had prevented a submission within the last minute.

Each fighters landed large photographs from the opening spherical, and Teixeira appeared to show the bout in his favour when he damage Prochazka within the second spherical, finally touchdown an elbow that opened a giant lower above Prochazka’s left eye.

Each fighters had 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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