VIDEO: Two years ago, Glover Teixeira suffered a heavy defeat in the final seconds and lost the light heavyweight belt

In the main fight of UFC 275, Jiri Prochazka surprised the Brazilian with 28 seconds left and pulled off a submission, dethroning the then champion

G. Teixeira and J. Prochazka faced each other in the UFC 275 (Photo: Disclosure/UFC)

Two years ago, Glover Teixeira suffered one of the most painful defeats of his victorious career. In the main fight of UFC 275, held in Singapore, the then light heavyweight champion (up to 93kg) won Jiri Prochazka until the fifth round, when he was surprised with 28 seconds left and ended up submitted by the Czech, who took his belt. Remember the sad setback.

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At the age of 42 at the time, Glover did not feel the burden of facing a much younger rival and delivered a good performance in the main fight of the UFC 275. The Brazilian veteran knew how to deal with Prochazka's good and unusual striking and, alternating with his game of takedowns and ground and pound, he had the advantage on the judges' scorecards until the fifth round.


With less than a minute left until the end of the confrontation, Glover dominated the duel with ground and pound, when Prochazka managed a surprising transition and, quickly and intelligently, managed a rear naked choke with around 20 seconds to go and forced the Brazilian gave up and declared the end of the fight, leaving an even more bitter taste in the experienced Minas Gerais native, due to the way he let the belt slip away.

Watch the moment Glover Teixeira is submitted by Jiri Prochazka

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