UFC 275: Jiri Prochazka beats Glover Teixeira to claim light-heavyweight title
Jiri Prochazka beat Glover Teixeira to become the new light-heavyweight champion at UFC 275.
Prochazka, of the Czech Republic, won by submission in the fifth round at the event in Singapore.
The 29-year-old was narrowly trailing Teixeira, 42, on two of the judges’ scorecards, while the other judge had it level going into round five.
“It’s amazing and I’m glad. It was a true war. Glover is a true warrior,” Prochazka told BT Sport.
Teixeira added: “He’s a very skilled guy on the ground. I gave my all out there, there are no excuses.”
More to follow.