It’s been in the works for a while and now a light-heavyweight title rematch between current champion Jiri Prochazka and the man he took the belt from, Glover Teixeira has been made official for UFC 282’s main event on December 10th in Las Vegas.
The first title clash between the two came came back in July at UFC 275 at a time when Prochazka had swiftly risen to title contention after clocking up back-to-back KO wins in his first two UFC outings after compiling a further 10 wins in a row during an extended run in the Rizin promotion.
Meanwhile, at 42-years-old Teixeira had managed to compile a six-fight winning streak of his own in the Octagon, culminating in winning the title with a second round submission win over Jan Blachowicz.
And in the first fight this past summer it looked like the veteran was on the way to his first successful title defense as he was up on the scorecards heading into the final round against Prochazka, only to then be caught in a submission that would force him to tap out just 28 seconds before the final bell.
That’s now paved the way for this rematch, which will front a UFC 282 event that’ll also feature Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev, Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, Darren Till vs. Driscus du Plessis, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ovince Saint Preux and Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett.