It will be the old guard vs. the new blood at UFC 275 on June 11, as Glover Teixeira defends the UFC light heavyweight title against Jiri Prochazka. The fight will take place inside Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Teixeira made his pro debut in 2002. After going 2-2 to start his career, Teixeira went on a 20-fight win streak. Joining the UFC in 2012, Teixeira lost to Jon Jones in 2014 for the UFC light heavyweight title. Since then, he is 11-4 and is currently on a six-fight win streak.
Teixeira beat Jan Blachowicz back in October 2021 to win the UFC light heavyweight title.
A Czech National Championship gold medalist in Muay Thai, Prochazka made his pro debut in 2012. He won the RIZIN light heavyweight title in 2019, which was in the middle of his current 12-fight win streak. Making his UFC debut in 2020, Prochazka last fought in May 2021, beating Dominick Reyes via knockout. He has won 10 straight fights via some form of KO.
Who will walk out of the octagon with the UFC light heavyweight title?
The Sporting News is here to give some insight on how to bet on this bout featuring two completely opposite opponents.
UFC 275 odds for Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka
Per Vegas Insider, Teixeira is the +162 underdog, while Prochazka is the -188 favorite.
In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Teixeira is the +160 underdog while Prochazka is the -220 favorite.
UFC 275 prop bets for Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka
Prop bets via FanDuel Sportsbook
- Teixeira via KO/TKO: +750
- Teixeira via submission: +420
- Teixeira via decision: +600
- Prochazka via KO/TKO: -125
- Prochazka via submission: +2600
- Prochazka via decision: +600
Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka prediction
This fight features two contrasting styles: Teixeira, someone who likes to close the distance and Prochazka, a range fighter. Only one fighting style can come out on top.
On the ground, Teixeira is one of the most dominant athletes in MMA. He averages 2.11 takedowns per minute and has a 39% takedown accuracy rate. In his last six contests, Teixeira's landed nine takedowns. During his six-fight win streak, the 42-year-old has submitted four of his opponents. Against Blachowicz, he found his opening against the bigger opponent and managed to slither his way onto his back.
If Teixeira can manage to take Prochazka down, we could see another epic comeback. Prochazka on his feet, however, is dangerous.
In two fights in the octagon, Prochazka has landed 110 shots. The precision and quantity in which he lands those shots, with 7.19 significant strikes per minute, is otherwordly and dangerous. His body is made of stone, as seen by 25 of his 28 wins coming by way of some form of knockout. Just look back at his beatdown of former UFC light heavyweight title contender Dominick Reyes.
Prochazka will also have a four-inch reach advantage over Teixeira, which may not bode well for the UFC veteran. Teixeira, however, has been known to take it as well as dish it. He has absorbed 3.84 strikes per minute, but he has often outpunched his opponents. He landed 46 strikes against Thiago Santos (40), and 138 against Anthony Smith (86). Prochazka has barely been touched, and Teixeira needs to find a way to get through his armor.
Despite Teixeira's striking ability, if Prochazka stays on his feet it may not end well for the former. The new blood in Prochazka was strapped to a rocket and has entered the title picture quicker than most fighters. There is a reason for that, as he can suffocate any fighter put in his way. With this potentially being one of Teixeira’s last fights before retiring, will that motivate or harm the Brazilian?
Prochazka has proven in a short time he has what it takes to take down the UFC’s elite. Facing one of his biggest tasks to date, it doesn’t seem likely that he will falter under pressure.
Sporting News prediction: Prochazka via KO/TKO (round 3) (-125)
What time does UFC 275 start today?
- Date: Saturday, June 11
- FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approximately)
UFC 275 takes place on June 11. The FIGHT PASS prelims take place at 6:30 p.m. ET, while the prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The main card begins on ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET, and the main event should begin around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
- TV channels: ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
- Live stream: ESPN+
The main card for UFC 275 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost.
Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport 1, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka price: How much does UFC 275 cost?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the U.S., the UFC 275 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 275 is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 for the UFC 275 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of over 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$6.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$69.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$88.98, then $13.99/month
UFC 275 fight card
- Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiri Prochazka for the UFC light heavyweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Taila Santos for the UFC flyweight title
- Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2; Strawweights
- Andre Fialho vs. Jake Matthews; Welterweights
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Ramazan Emeev; Welterweights
- Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun; Middleweights
- Choi Seung-Woo vs. Joshua Culibao; Featherweights
- Maheshate vs. Steve Garcia; Featherweights
FIGHT PASS prelims
- Kang Kyung-ho vs. Danaa Batgerel; Bantamweights
- Liang Na vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez; Strawweights
- Ramona Pascual vs. Joselyne Edwards; Bantamweights
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