The Pro Take: Jiri Prochazka Submits Glover Teixeira in Epic War

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Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, UFC 275
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - JUNE 07: (L-R) UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Texeira of Brazil and Jiri Prochazka of Czech Republic pose during a UFC photo session at Gardens by the Bay on June 7, 2022 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC 275 was one of those exciting Youth vs. Experience fights that comes around every once and awhile. Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka was more than that, however, as it was a contrast of two styles that, in their own way, could finish the fight in an instant.

Glover Teixeira’s legacy could be further cemented as an ageless wonder and one of the best light heavyweights of all time with a defence of his light heavyweight title over his opponent, the younger assassin Jiri Prochazka, who has twenty-five knockouts on his resume. Glover Teixeira could potentially ride off as a champion after a UFC 275 win, and with retirement talks buzzing leading up to the fight, what a way to go out with a victory over one of the biggest beasts in the division.

The critics and naysayers were out in full force criticizing Jiri Prochazka on getting a shot at UFC gold with only two fights inside the octagon, but the violence he showcased in those two fights dismantling former title challengers Dominick Reyes and Volkan Oezdemir, made it a no brainer for the UFC to give Jiri a shot.

It’s hard to believe there will be anyone complaining after Saturday. The back-and-forth all out war to showed the world just how exciting the Light Heavyweight division still is, even in the absence of a certain former champ. Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira put it all on the line giving a gritty, stellar performance. The cuts both endured at UFC 275 will forever be reminders and will tie both men’s careers together for a long, long time as this has potential to be Fight of the Year. The judges would not decide this fight as Jiri Prochazka got the greatest submission of his career over the submission tactician, Glover Teixeira, late in the fifth to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

PROS GIVE THEIR TAKE

Here are how the pros reacted to the light heavyweight main event between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira.

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