Jiri Prochazka And Glover Teixeira Title Rematch Targeted For UFC 282

A light-heavyweight title rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira has been verbally agreed upon for UFC 282 on December 10th in Las Vegas.

The original title clash between the two took place at UFC 275 in June, with Prochazka emerging victorious via a late rear-naked choke submission in the fifth round, just 28 seconds before the end of the fight.

Teixeira had appeared to be winning the round up until that fight-ending move, and after the fact it was revealed that he was also ahead on two of the judges scorecards (39-37, 38-37) going into the final round, with the other judge having it tied (38-38).

Prochazka has a knack for finding a finish though, and in fact has now won 11 fights in a row inside the distance, including all three of his UFC bouts to date, and as such he is now the champion of the division.

Despite now being 42-years-old, Teixeira had actually been on a six-fight winning streak prior to his title loss, and given the trilling nature of their first fight, he now gets a second chance to try to best Prochazka, beating out other leading contenders like Jan Blachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev and Aleksander Rakic, who would have also been hoping to lock horns with the new champion.

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