Report – Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira II in the works for UFC 282 on December 12.

Jiri ProchazkaAn undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship rematch between division champion, Jiri Prochazka, and former titleholder, Glover Teixeira – is currently targeted to feature at UFC 282 on December 10. – from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Initially meeting in the main event of UFC 275 in June of this year, Brazilian veteran, Teixeira […]

Jiri Prochazka

An undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship rematch between division champion, Jiri Prochazka, and former titleholder, Glover Teixeira – is currently targeted to feature at UFC 282 on December 10. – from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Initially meeting in the main event of UFC 275 in June of this year, Brazilian veteran, Teixeira dropped his undisputed light heavyweight title against Prochazka in Singapore – courtesy of a fifth round rear-naked choke submission

Linked with a slew of potential fights for his first attempted defense of the light heavyweight throne, Prochazka was initially floated in an all-European clash with former champion, Jan Blachowicz, however, according to Ariel Helwani during an episode of The Ringer MMA show with Chuck Mindelhall, and Peter Carroll, Prochazka x Texeira 2 is currently in the works for December. 

Jiri Prochazka made a blistering start to his UFC run back in 2020

Blazing his way through competition en route to his premier light heavyweight title siege, former Rizin FF titleholder, Jiri Prochazka debuted on ‘Fight Island’ back in July 2020, defeating Volkan Oezdemir, before returning last year with a spectacular spinning-back elbow knockout over Dominick Reyes.

Clinching the light heavyweight championship last October in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Teixeira headlined against Poland native, the aforenoted, Blachowicz – stopping the titleholder with an upset second round rear-naked choke

Requiring a rallying finish in the fifth round of their potential Fight of the Year back in May, Prochazka entered the final frame in Kallang down on two judges scorecards, with the third judge scoring the fight a draw.

Taking Teixeira’s back during a final minute scramble, an exhausted Teixeira was forced to submit to a last gasp rear-naked choke from Jiri Prochazka – sans hooks to boot. 

UFC 282 takes place on December 10. from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will come as the promotion’s final flagship pay-per-view event of 2022.

Procházka vs. Teixeira 2 Agreed For UFC 282 On Dec. 10

The Ji?í Procházka sweepstakes have come to an end, with Glover Teixeira having a chance to reclaim the light heavyweight strap this December. UFC 275 played host to one of the greatest fights in UFC history when Ji?í Procházka claimed the light heavyw…

The Ji?í Procházka sweepstakes have come to an end, with Glover Teixeira having a chance to reclaim the light heavyweight strap this December. UFC 275 played host to one of the greatest fights in UFC history when Ji?í Procházka claimed the light heavyweight title from Glover Teixeira in an electrifying, back-and-forth bout decided in the…

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Hill After UFC Vegas 59 Win: I’ve Been Calling Out Ji?í For 2 Years

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill wants all the smoke in the division, including a long-awaited shot at Ji?í Procházka. Hill picked up the biggest win of his UFC career at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday, finishing former title challenger Thiago Sa…

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill wants all the smoke in the division, including a long-awaited shot at Ji?í Procházka. Hill picked up the biggest win of his UFC career at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday, finishing former title challenger Thiago Santos in Round 4. He went toe-to-toe with Santos throughout the first three rounds…

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Ji?í Procházka Reveals The Samurai Who Inspired His Lifestyle

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka has revealed the inspiration behind his decision to follow the lifestyle and mindset of a samurai. In just two years, Procházka has gone from UFC debutant to a titleholder on MMA’s biggest stage. The …

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka has revealed the inspiration behind his decision to follow the lifestyle and mindset of a samurai. In just two years, Procházka has gone from UFC debutant to a titleholder on MMA’s biggest stage. The Czech star accomplished this by plowing through Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes to secure a…

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Procházka Recalls Being Stranded At Sea During Title Celebrations

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka ran into some trouble at sea whilst out celebrating his UFC 275 title win with friends. At June’s Singapore-held pay-per-view, Procházka played his part in what will no doubt go down as one of the gre…

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka ran into some trouble at sea whilst out celebrating his UFC 275 title win with friends. At June’s Singapore-held pay-per-view, Procházka played his part in what will no doubt go down as one of the greatest title fights in UFC history. Against Glover Teixeira, “Denisa” left his all in…

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Anthony Smith: UFC Wants To See How His Fight Goes Before Booking Prochazka vs Teixeira II

Anthony SmithAnthony Smith believes that the UFC is holding off on booking a Light Heavyweight title fight, because they want to see how his fight pans out first. ‘Lionheart‘ will be taking on Magomed Ankalaev this Saturday at UFC 277. Smith is currently the fifth ranked fighter in the division, while Ankalaev is the fourth ranked […]

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith believes that the UFC is holding off on booking a Light Heavyweight title fight, because they want to see how his fight pans out first.

Lionheart‘ will be taking on Magomed Ankalaev this Saturday at UFC 277. Smith is currently the fifth ranked fighter in the division, while Ankalaev is the fourth ranked fighter and currently on an eight fight win streak.

Light Heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka, has recently accepted Glover Teixeira’s offer to run their title fight back, claiming that it wasn’t a good enough performance and he still had more to prove after their first fight. Smith doesn’t quite buy into that just yet.

Anthony Smith believes that this fight with Ankalaev will determine who the number one contender in the Light Heavyweight division is.

“[UFC President] Dana [White’s] already said that this is the No. 1 contender fight, so the winner gets a title shot, and I think the fact that they haven’t re-booked Glover and Jiri – or Jan Blachowicz vs. Jiri, I think that’s them waiting what happens with Ankalaev and I,” Smith said. “If we have a stinker and it sucks, I think they’ll slide one of those guys in. But if I think we go out and do what Ankalaev and I can do, I think the winner of this fight gets a title shot no matter what.” (Transcribed by MMAFighting)

Smith claims that this fight will be a very competitive, fun fight to watch and not a “snoozer”. Smith challenged for the title back at UFC 235 in 2019. He lost that fight to Jon Jones in a one sided, five round beatdown. Since that loss, Smith has been on a tear, winning four of his last six fights. His only other defeats came by the hands of Glover Teixeira and Aleksander Rakic. Teixeira went on to become the oldest first time champion in UFC history, and Rakic looks like he may be a champion, or at the very least a top contender for the rest of his career.

A win for either Smith or Ankalaev may just get them a fight with Prochazka, but most likely will get them a fight with Jan Blachowicz in the near future. Only time will tell if Dana was true to his words, or if he will book Teixeira vs Prochazka once again.