August 14, 2022

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UFC 275 Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka, Valentina Shevchenko vs Taila Santos

Jiri Prochazka takes a “quite simple” view of his battle with Glover Teixeira at UFC 275.

“I’m a stand-up man, and he’s a floor participant,” says Prochazka. “That’s all.”

Whereas there’s a component of fact there, it’s actually a bit extra difficult when Teixeira defends her UFC light-weight belt towards Prochazka in the primary occasion in Singapore.

Teixeira is thought for his endurance and power in his arms, along with his wrestling and grappling skills. He’s additionally writing certainly one of MMA’s greatest Cinderella tales, profitable the belt in his 40s lengthy after he was knocked out of the match.

Prochazka, in the meantime, has been one of the crucial various and progressive strikers at this stage of MMA for a very long time. ESPN ranks Teixeira at quantity 8 in its checklist of one of the best MMA fighters on this planet and #1 in gentle heavyweight. Prochazka ranked 4th in gentle heavyweight.

Teixeira (33-7) Turns into Oldest First Time Champion In UFC Historical past When He Beats Jan Blachowicz for the title at UFC 267 final October. The Brazilian is the second oldest UFC champion ever, after Randy Couture. Teixeira, 42, has received six in a row and challenged for the title for the primary time, shedding Jon Jonesin 2014.

Prochazka (28-3-1) has received 12 straight fights, together with his first two fights within the UFC. The Czech-born participant completed an unbelievable 10 in a row through KO/TKO. Prochazka, 29 years previous, is about to knock out with a second spherical elbow of Dominick Reyes in Might 2021, the Knockout of the Yr nominee. “Denisa” is a former gentle heavyweight champion of the Rizin Battle Federation of Japan.

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Within the co-main occasion, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her UFC ladies’s flyweight title towards Taila Santos. ESPN has ranked Shevchenko (March 22) as the highest feminine MMA fighter on this planet. With a win, the 34-year-old will cross Ronda Rousey for essentially the most profitable title protection ever in a match between UFC ladies’s champions. Santos (19-1), a 28-year-old tennis participant from Brazil, has received 4 matches in a row.

Additionally on the cardboard, former UFC ladies’s straw champion Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk face off in a rematch with the 2020 Struggle of the Yr nominee, sizzling knockout artist Andre Fialho assembly Jake Matthews in a welding weight match and Australian welding weight outlook Jack Della Maddalena the faces Ramazan Emeev.

Watch Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim recap the motion from Singapore or watch matches on ESPN+ PPV.

Now battle: Males’s feather class: Seungwoo Choi (10-4, 3-3 UFC, -240) vs. Josh Culibao (9-1-1, 1-1-1 UFC, +200)

UFC 275 outcomes

Mild: Maheshate (7-1, 1-0 UFC) defeat. Steve Garcia (12-5, 1-2 UFC) by knockout (Watch on ESPN+)



Maheshate put Steve Garcia on the body with a single punch at UFC 275.

Maheshate’s UFC debut was fast, with Garcia’s first KO in Singapore. Extra to return in somewhat bit.

Common grade: Brendan Allen (19-5, 7-2 UFC) misplaced. Jacob Malkoun (6-2, 2-2 UFC) by unanimous resolution (Watch on ESPN+)

Allen, 26, narrowly prevented a nasty loss by the hands of Australia’s Malkoun, however finally secured a decisive victory due to a unanimous umpire’s 29-28 scorecard.

Malkoun had an enormous success with a one-legged knockdown and have become the primary fighter in UFC middleweight historical past to attain not less than six kills in three straight fights. He takes out Allen in each spherical of teamfights, although he additionally struggles to hit any actual offensive motion from these positions. Allen reversed Malkoun’s place a number of occasions and landed with some sturdy elbows from the highest – particularly within the third spherical.

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It could possibly be the distinction in scores. In keeping with UFC statistics, Malkoun claimed greater than 7 minutes of management time within the match – in comparison with 3:24 of Allen’s management time – however Allen landed greater than double the entire variety of photographs.

“I really feel like I’m extra lively and I’m attempting to harm him,” Allen stated. “He simply hugs each time.”

As of 2019, Allen has recorded six wins within the UFC. Solely defending champion Israel Adesanya and Kevin Holland added (7) within the division throughout that point.

Males’s middleweight: Kyung Ho Kang (18-9 1 NC, 7-3 1 NC UFC) misplaced. Batgerel Danaa (12-4, 3-3 UFC) by unanimous resolution (Watch on ESPN+)

Kang’s nickname is “Mr. Excellent”, and the one query is whether or not it’s an homage to his piston-smashing or stressed leg kicks. Each made their mark and slowed Danaa significantly as Kang pulled out for a transparent resolution (29-28 on all three playing cards).

Kang, 34 years previous and from South Korea, managed distance all through and overcame Danaa’s highly effective assaults. Kang, who additionally confronted umpire Thomas Fann who basically missed an unlawful knee on Danaa in Spherical 2, has received 4 of his final 5 video games.

Danaa, 32, from Mongolia, who trains at Jackson Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, fought nicely early on however was slowed by her opponent’s sharp and regular assaults. He grew to become determined after that, unleashing highly effective photographs that Kang was capable of rapidly dodge as Danaa misplaced her second recreation in a row.

Straw weight: Silvana Gomez Juarez (11-4, 1-2 UFC) misplaced. Liang Na (19-6, 0-2 UFC) by TKO (Watch on ESPN+)



Silvana Gómez Juárez knocks out Liang Na with an unbelievable collection of punches.

Gomez Juarez could have been preventing for her job, as she was powerless to attend this weekend. She has stored her spot on the UFC roster in as sturdy a approach as potential.

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Gomez Juarez slams Na with slamming punches, inflicting her to lose sleep to win the knockout at 1:22 of the primary spherical. It was Gomez Juarez’s first win within the UFC. Gomez Juarez lands with an overhand kick that Na places it on her ass. Na stood up, and Gomez landed with a left hook that introduced Na down. Referee Steve Perceval rapidly stepped in.

“So blissful,” Gomez Juarez. “I dreamed about it. I envisioned it.”

Gomez Juarez, 37, has received a two-fight UFC shedding streak. The Argentine born fighter, residing and coaching in Tijuana, Mexico, is knowledgeable boxer for 12 years, having fought in locations like Poland, Brazil and Mexico earlier than incomes a spot within the UFC. Na, 25, from China, has dropped to second place in a row and remains to be on the lookout for her first UFC win.

Ladies’s feather class: Joselyne Edwards (11-4, 2-2 UFC) misplaced. Ramona Pascual (6-4, 0-2 UFC) by unanimous resolution (Watch on ESPN+)

Panama’s Edwards claimed his second win within the Octagon, following a strong three-round effort towards Pascual. Edwards defended all however certainly one of Pascual’s knockdown makes an attempt, maintained distance on her ft and launched into her tremendous kickboxing en path to scores 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 of the jury. In keeping with UFC statistics, Edwards overtook Pascual in whole hits, from 150 to 64.

Pascual had a second within the opening half when she damage Edwards with a left kick to the physique, adopted by a left head kick. Nonetheless, Edwards survived and continued to dominate within the second and third innings. She by no means injured Pascual, however she masterfully managed the vary and grounded her entrance physique kicks and leg kicks at will. She improved to 2-2 within the UFC with the win. That is her first time within the UFC at 145 kilos. Her earlier three got here within the 135-pound weight class.

Nonetheless to return:

(c) = defending champion

  • Mild Heavyweight Championship: Glover Teixeira (c) (33-7, 16-5 UFC, +175) vs Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1, 2-0 UFC, -210)

  • Ladies’s Flyweight Championship: Valentina Shevchenko (c) (22-3, 11-2 UFC, -625) vs Taila Santos (19-1, 4-1 UFC, +450)

  • Straw weight: Zhang Weili (21-3, 5-2 UFC, -165) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4, 10-4 UFC, +140)

  • Lightweight: Jake Matthews (17-5, 10-5 UFC, +120) vs. Andre Fialho (16-4, 2-1 UFC, -145)

  • Lightweight: Jack Della Maddalena (11-2, 1-0 UFC, -160) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-5, 5-2 UFC, +135)