UFC 275 results, highlights: Jiri Prochazka wins light heavyweight title with final substitute Glover Teixeira

The narrative that entered the UFC 275 main event between light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and top challenger Jiri Prochazka was that Prochazka had to do everything in his power to stay out of the ground if he wanted to be champion. Prochazka made a narrative loop not only surviving land round after round, but finally got a presentation of her own in the last 30 seconds of the fight to win the title in what was a great fight of all time.

Prochazka had brilliant moments throughout the fight, showing his characteristic unorthodox blow to attack Teixeira. But for all the challenger moments, Teixeira had an answer to every step, scoring knockdowns and hitting Prochazka on the ground.

Prochazka was left with a massive cut to Teixeira’s left eye from big blows from the mount, but every time Teixeira seemed to have taken control, Prochazka found a way out of trouble and got back on his feet.

Then came the final round. With the fight seemingly balanced, Teixeira put the fight on the ground and seemed to have full control until Prochazka was able to throw the cage and reverse the position. Surprisingly, Prochazka saw Teixeira’s bare neck and closed in on her bare back, squeezing everything she had to force the tap at 4:32 of round 5.

“Like I said, before the fight, I’m willing to finish it in the first or fifth round. It doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t matter what technique.”

CBS Sports was with you all Saturday and gave you all the highlights and highlights of UFC 275 below.

UFC 275 card and results

  • Jiri Prochazka defeated. Glover Teixeira (c) by presenting the fifth round (naked posterior suffocation)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Talia Santos by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
  • Zhang Weili defeated. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by TKO second round (fist turned back)
  • Jake Matthews defeated. Andre Fiahlo for second-round technical knockout (blows)
  • Jack Della Maddalena defeated. Ramazan Emeev for first-round technical knockout (fists)
  • Josh Culibao defeated. Seungwoo Choi by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Hayisaer Maheshate defeated. Steve Garcia for first-round knockout (punch)
  • Brendan Allen defeated. Jacob Malkoun by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Kyung Ho Kang defeated. Danaa Batgerel by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Silvana Gomez Ju├írez defeat. Liang Na by first round technical knockout (fist cup)
  • Joselyne Edwards defeated. Ramona Pascual by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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