UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka: Live results and analysis

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

“I’m standup man, and he is floor recreation man,” Prochazka stated. “That is all.”

Whereas there is a component of fact there, it’s going to certainly be a bit extra sophisticated than that when Teixeira defends his UFC gentle heavyweight title towards Prochazka in the principle occasion in Singapore.

Teixeira is thought for his sturdiness and has energy in his arms, along with his wrestling and grappling prowess. He is additionally writing one among MMA’s greatest Cinderella tales, profitable the belt in his 40s lengthy after he was written off within the division.

Two titles are on the road at UFC 275. Glover Teixeira defends his gentle heavyweight championship towards fast-rising Jiri Prochazka, and Valentina Shevchenko goals to maintain her flyweight dominance going when she faces Taila Santos. Plus, strawweights Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk meet in a rematch of the 2020 struggle of the yr.

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UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
Saturday, June 11, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Primary card: 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+
Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+

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Prochazka, in the meantime, is without doubt one of the most various and artistic strikers at this degree of MMA in a very long time. ESPN ranks Teixeira No. 8 on its listing of greatest pound-for-pound MMA fighters on this planet and No. 1 at gentle heavyweight. Prochazka is No. 4 at gentle heavyweight.

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

Prochazka (28-3-1) has received 12 straight, together with his first two within the UFC. The Czech Republic native has completed an unbelievable 10 in a row by way of KO/TKO. Prochazka, 29, is coming off a second-round spinning again elbow knockout of Dominick Reyes in Could 2021, a Knockout of the Yr contender. “Denisa” is the previous gentle heavyweight champion of Japan’s Rizin Preventing Federation promotion.

Within the co-main occasion, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her UFC girls’s flyweight title towards Taila Santos. ESPN has Shevchenko (22-3) ranked as the highest pound-for-pound girls’s MMA fighter on this planet. With a win, the 34-year-old would cross Ronda Rousey for probably the most profitable title defenses ever in a single division amongst UFC girls’s champions. Santos (19-1), a 28-year-old from Brazil, has received 4 in a row.

Additionally on the cardboard, former UFC girls’s strawweight champions Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk face off in a rematch of their Battle of the Yr 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.

Comply with alongside as Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim recap the motion from Singapore or watch the fights on ESPN+ PPV.


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


UFC 275 outcomes

Strawweight: Silvana Gomez Juarez (11-4, 1-2 UFC) def. Liang Na (19-6, 0-2 UFC) by TKO (Watch on ESPN+)

Gomez Juarez may need been combating for her job, as she was winless coming on this weekend. She saved her spot on the UFC roster in about as emphatic a approach as potential.

Gomez Juarez blasted Na with huge punches, placing her to sleep for a knockout victory at 1:22 of the primary spherical. It was Gomez Juarez’s first UFC victory. Gomez Juarez landed an overhand proper that put Na on her butt. Na received up, and Gomez landed a left hook that put Na down for good. Referee Steve Perceval rapidly stepped in.

“So glad,” Gomez Juarez. “I dreamed about it. I visualized it.”

Gomez Juarez, 37, snapped a two-fight UFC dropping streak. The Argentina native, who lives and trains in Tijuana, Mexico, is a 12-year professional who has fought in locations like Poland, Brazil and Mexico earlier than getting a shot on the UFC. Na, a 25-year-old China native, has dropped two in a row and continues to be in search of her first UFC win.


Girls’s featherweight: Joselyne Edwards (11-4, 2-2 UFC) def. Ramona Pascual (6-4, 0-2 UFC) by unanimous resolution (Watch on ESPN+)

In her first look at 145 kilos, Joselyne Edwards picked up a unanimous resolution win over Ramona Pascual in Singapore. Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Panama’s Edwards picked up her second win contained in the Octagon, behind a stable three-round effort over Pascual. Edwards defended all however one among Pascual’s takedown makes an attempt, maintained distance on the toes and went to work together with her superior kickboxing en path to judges’ scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28. Based on UFC Stats, Edwards out-landed Pascual in complete strikes, 150 to 64.

Pascual did have a second within the opening spherical when she harm Edwards with a left kick to the physique, adopted by a left head kick. Edwards survived, nevertheless, and went on to dominate the second and third rounds. She by no means had Pascual harm, however she expertly dictated vary and landed entrance kicks to the physique and leg kicks at will. She improved to 2-2 within the UFC with the win. This was her first UFC look at 145 kilos. Her earlier three occurred within the 135-pound bantamweight division.


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