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Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira 2 in the works for UFC 282

There might be a follow-up to Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira. At UFC 275 in June, the fight was an all-time classic between the fighters, and the current UFC light heavyweight champion is prepared for a rematch. It is being reported via various sources that UFC is currently working on a fight between the two. Prochazka vs Teixeira is targeted for December 10th at UFC 282. So far no official venue has been decided yet. This year's pay-per-view card is anticipated to take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. There haven't been any additional fights scheduled for this event yet.


It has been a fast paced climb up the light heavyweight ladder for the Czech Republic Native since his debut in UFC back in 2020. Prochazka progressed from a newbie to a contender to a champion in just three appearances in the Octagon. In 2020, he made his debut and knocked out Volkan Oezdemir to announce himself at the grandest stages. His impressive debut earned him a shot against two time contender Dominick Reyes, and the two put on a display until Prochazka flattened Reyes with a spinning back elbow in 2021. After two phenomenal displays of dominance Prochazka finally got his shot at the light heavyweight title when he matched up against the veteran Glover Teixeira. Their fight was nothing less than a war and it is also up for the fight of the year contender. Both the fighters took and inflicted damage upon each other while there were scrambles and exchanges on the ground as well. Prochazka managed to win the bout with only 25 seconds left in the fight as he submitted Teixeira to win the UFC Light heavyweight championship.

On the other side it hasn’t been an easy path to the title for the 42 year old veteran Glover Teixeira. He was disappointed to lose the belt as he was the better fighter overall during the bout. Teixeira had a commanding lead on two of the three official scorecards going into the final round, capping a noteworthy six-fight winning streak that saw him climb the 205-pound rankings and usurp Jan Blachowicz's reign. The Brazilian defeated fighters like Thiago Santos, Anthony Smith, and Nikita Krylov on his ascent. The 42-year-old former champion boasts an 85% completion rate in his career.

It is only fair that Glover has demanded a rematch from Jiri Prochazka which perhaps could be the last fight of Teixeira's career. He wanted to keep on going after losing in June but he has signaled that he may only have 1 or 2 fights left inside him at the maximum. Jiri Prochazka also uploaded a video on his social media last month in which he told everyone that he has decided to give an opportunity to Glover Teixeira for the rematch.

He stated “ I made a decision for the next fight ... and I want to fight Glover the next fight. Not because it will be another big fight. But just one reason: my performance was bad the first fight. And I will show you why I'm the champion. Clearly, decisively. And I think Glover deserves it. So here's the offer. I will show you why I'm the champion."

Now Prochazka has the opportunity to rectify his mistakes which he made in the first fight and close the chapter of this rivalry once and for all. Teixeira, who came close to defeating Prochazka multiple times in the first fight, is aiming to win the title twice. Who do you guys think will be leaving with the light heavyweight title at UFC 283? Let us know your views in the comment.


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