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rumors: Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight title rematch set for UFC 282

The main competitor for the 2022 Battle of the Year gets a continuation before the year's end

UFC news, rumors: Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight title rematch set for UFC 282

Champion Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira are running it back. The sets of top light heavyweights will conflict at UFC 282 inside the T-Portable Field in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Dec. 10.

UFC Boss Business Official Tracker Campbell affirmed the UFC light heavyweight title battle's reserving to Sports Outlined. It is a rematch of the unstable experience between Prochazka and Teixeira at UFC 275 in June. Prochazka caught the light heavyweight title using their back bare stifle at 4:32 of Cycle 5. It was a dazzling ever-changing battle where Teixeira, the chief grappler of the two, lost hold of a battle he was reasonably on the way to winning.

Prochazka (29-3-1) was delegated UFC light heavyweight champion in only his third UFC battle. He took out Dominick Reyes and Volkan Oedzemir in his past two Octagon appearances. The winner has likewise won 13 battles in succession generally speaking.

Teixeira (33-8) had a lifelong renaissance somewhere in the range of 2019 and 2021, winning six straight battles and catching the UFC title from Jan Blachowicz. At 42 years of age, Teixeira turned into the most established first-time UFC champion and the second-most established UFC champion ever, behind Randy Couture.

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  • Individual light heavyweights Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev will contend on the undercard of UFC 282, as per ESPN. Blachowicz versus Ankalaev will probably deliver the following No. 1 competitor as they are positioned as No. 2 and negative. 3, separately. The booking could permit UFC to space either Blachowicz or Ankalaev into the headliner should Prochazka or Teixeira miss weight or be constrained off the card. Blachowicz (29-9) returned from his title misfortune to Teixeira by beating Aleksander Rakic in May. Ankalaev (18-1) has won nine sequential battles since losing his UFC presentation to Paul Craig. He crushed Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, and Oezdemir in his last three battles.
  • Alexander Gustafsson proceeds to attempt to end his fall out of favor. Gustafsson, who almost deposed Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for UFC light heavyweight titles before, has lost his last four battles. Gustafsson meets individual previous title challenger Ovince Holy person Preux at UFC 282, per MMA Addict. Holy person Preux is 2-3 over the most recent two years and is falling off a split-choice win over Mauricio Rua.

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