UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka: Live results and analysis

Jiri Prochazka has a “very simple” outlook on his fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC 275.

“I am standup guy, and he’s ground game guy,” Prochazka said. “That’s all.”

While there is an element of truth there, it’ll surely be a bit more complicated than that when Teixeira defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Prochazka in the main event in Singapore.

Teixeira is known for his durability and has power in his hands, in addition to his wrestling and grappling prowess. He’s also writing one of MMA’s best Cinderella stories, winning the belt in his 40s long after he was written off in the division.

Prochazka, meanwhile, is one of the most diverse and creative strikers at this level of MMA in a long time. ESPN ranks Teixeira No. 8 on its list of best pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world and No. 1 at light heavyweight. Prochazka is No. 4 at light heavyweight.

Teixeira (33-7) became the oldest first-time champion in UFC history when he beat Jan Blachowicz for the title at UFC 267 last October. The Brazil native is the second oldest UFC champion ever, behind Randy Couture. Teixeira, 42, has won six straight and first challenged for the title, a loss to Jon Jones, in 2014.

Prochazka (28-3-1) has won 12 straight, including his first two in the UFC. The Czech Republic native has finished an incredible 10 in a row via KO/TKO. Prochazka, 29, is coming off a second-round spinning back elbow knockout of Dominick Reyes in May 2021, a Knockout of the Year contender. “Denisa” is the former light heavyweight champion of Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation promotion.

In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her UFC women’s flyweight title against Taila Santos. ESPN has Shevchenko (22-3) ranked as the top pound-for-pound women’s MMA fighter in the world. With a win, the 34-year-old would pass Ronda Rousey for the most successful title defenses ever in one division among UFC women’s champions. Santos (19-1), a 28-year-old from Brazil, has won four in a row.

Also on the card, former UFC women’s strawweight champions Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk face off in a rematch of their Fight of the Year contender from 2020, red-hot knockout artist Andre Fialho meets Jake Matthews in a welterweight bout and Aussie welterweight prospect Jack Della Maddalena faces Ramazan Emeev.

Follow along as Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim recap the action from Singapore or watch the fights on ESPN+ PPV.

Now fighting: Women’s featherweight: Ramona Pascual (6-3, 0-1 UFC, +140) vs. Joselyne Edwards (10-4, 1-2 UFC, -165)

Still to come:

  • Light heavyweight championship: Glover Teixeira (c) (33-7, 16-5 UFC, +175) vs. Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1, 2-0 UFC, -210)

  • Women’s flyweight championship: Valentina Shevchenko (c) (22-3, 11-2 UFC, -625) vs. Taila Santos (19-1, 4-1 UFC, +450)

  • Strawweight: Zhang Weili (21-3, 5-2 UFC, -165) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4, 10-4 UFC, +140)

  • Welterweight: Jake Matthews (17-5, 10-5 UFC, +120) vs. Andre Fialho (16-4, 2-1 UFC, -145)

  • Welterweight: Jack Della Maddalena (11-2, 1-0 UFC, -160) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-5, 5-2 UFC, +135)

  • Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun (6-1, 2-1 UFC, +240) vs. Brendan Allen (18-5, 6-2 UFC, -300)

  • Men’s featherweight: Seungwoo Choi (10-4, 3-3 UFC, -240) vs. Josh Culibao (9-1-1, 1-1-1 UFC, +200)

  • Lightweight: Steve Garcia (12-4, 1-1 UFC, -180) vs. Hayisaer Maheshate (6-1, 0-0 UFC, +155)

  • Men’s bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang (17-9 1 NC, 6-3 1 NC UFC, +115) vs. Batgerel Danaa (12-3, 3-2 UFC, -135)

  • Strawweight: Liang Na (19-5, 0-1 UFC, +120) vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez (10-4, 0-2 UFC, -140)

(c) = defending champion

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