UFC 275 results, highlight:Jiri Prochazka submit Glover Teixeira and win UFC light heavyweight title

Saturday's UFC 275 card lacked action and suspense as the promotion set its first pay-per-view in Singapore.


Jiri Prochazka dramatically grabbed the lightweight heavyweight title in the final moments of the fifth round of the UFC 275 main event but introduced the ageless Wonder Glover Teixeira in Round 5 of her Instant Classic.


Meanwhile, in the co-main event, women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko was forced to rally and hang to win a controversial split decision against Taila Santos.


Joanna Jedrzejczyk also made headlines after retiring after losing a knockout in the 2020 title thriller rematch to fellow former women's strawweight champion Weili Zhang.


Let's take a closer look at Singapore's largest techways.


Jiri Prochazka Vs. Glover Teixeira


At the age of 42, Teixeira entered Singapore's indoor stadium as the second-oldest champion in UFC history, defending the first ballot he won late last year.


The main event showdown was one for ages. The two men suffered the consequences of their careers in one of the most horrific, back-and-forth battles in MMA history.


At times, it seemed that Teixeira was on its way to a successful title defense. Brazil's state strategy has always included avoiding the pervasive and dangerous striking output of its rival, which favored the implementation of the grappling exchange, and Teixeira had in fact managed to defeat Prochazka twice in the first round. ۔


But the tide soon turned in Round 2 as Prochazka began to find his rhythm in the glorious stages of the fight. Teixeira certainly leaned on his weight to put Prochazka in trouble, but Jiri provided harmful shots from all positions. He used strong knees and punches on his body to soften the Teixeira and even scored some impressive transitions on the ground. One Two, Power Job and Flying Knee put Teixeira in trouble, and the veteran shot for a single leg takedown out of frustration and frustration. Prochazka managed to get the fight back by standing up.


The offense caused a severe cut on Prochazka's left eye, which injured the Brazilian in Round 3 but he failed to engineer the completion. The same was true when the Czechs tried to squeeze the arm into the neck of the triangle, which Teixeira managed to turn back to the dominant position from where the elbows could rain.


And so, for the first time in his professional MMA career, Prochazka was dragged into the championship rounds. It was Teixeira's turn to try the arm triangle, although the 42-year-old couldn't hold the lock properly and failed to secure the rear bare knee.


With Prochazka looking tired, Teixeira still managed to achieve her best in a great conversion. He even surprised Prochazka, who was soon removed again.


With 90 seconds left in the final, the fight itself was in control, with Taxira in control and on the road to decisive victory. However, Prochazka managed to escape the mount position. Here Teixeira made a mistake when Teixeira decided to take Jiri down instead of hitting her on the leg. When Teixeira tried to get inside to hit the ground, Prochazka managed to reverse the positioning and regain momentum. All Teixeira had to do was manage the final moments of the fight and he would still be the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, but Prochazka proved he was a complete threat and put an end to last minute magic.




Check out the official scorecard for Teixeira vs Prochazka below:





In the co-man event, Valentina Shevchenko retained her flyweight title with a controversial victory over the mighty underdog Taila Santos (48-47, 47-48, 49-46), when Zhang Weili defeated fellow former women's Straw. Weight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk knocked out.



The full UFC 275 results can be viewed here.


UFC 275 Main Card


Jiri Prochazka def. Glover Teixeira via fifth-round submission (rear naked choke, 4:32)


Valentina Shevchenko def. Taila Santos via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)


Zhang Weili def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk via second-round KO (spinning back fist, 2:28)


Jake Matthews def. Andre Fialho via second-round KO (2:24)


Jack Della Maddalena def. Ramazan Emeev via first-round TKO (punches, 2:32)


Prelims


Josh Culibao def. SeungWoo Choi via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)



Maheshate def. Steve Garcia via first-round KO (punch, 1:14)


Brendan Allen def. Jacob Malkoun via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Kyung Ho Kang def. Batgerel Danaa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Liang Na via first-round KO (punches, 1:22)


Joselyne Edwards def. Ramona Pascual via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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