Former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira may get his last chance at gold in the Octagon in December. The Brazilian reportedly paired up with Jiri Prochazka at UFC 282 for an immediate rematch, vowing not to make the same mistake that cost him the title.
In an interview with Ag Fight, Teixeira analyzed his performance in the first match, attributing his fifth-round defeat to the one he won before that A mistake in a game. For this reason, Glover feels he doesn’t need to change his game plan too much ahead of the rematch, despite his promise to be more attentive.
“The difference I would do is I don’t tap,” Teixeira said. “I’m not going to be submitted. That game let me down, so the preparation (for the rematch) is the same. Of course, we’ll make some adjustments because he should come back better too. But that’s about it. .. If the fight went the same way, I’d focus on not falling into any traps. Really careless. Round 5, I won. No one expected to submit there. It’s really careless.
“I will be very focused, though,” Teixeira said. “My goal is to bring the belt home. The game plan is to beat him once per round and win that way. Prochazka is an excellent ground fighter. He’s shown great defense and it’s going to happen to both of us. It might even be a better fight next time, who knows? “
Before losing to Prochazka, Teixeira (33-8) had a six-game winning streak, including a win over the division’s Some famous names such as Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos and former champion Jan Blajovic.The 42-year-old’s most recent defeat before Giri came in July 2018, when he unanimously decided to drop the game against Kobe Bryant. Anderson’s decision.
Now, Teixeira is expected to be on Prochazka at UFC 282 in December, although the matchmaking date has not been officially confirmed. The card is planned for Nevada Held in Las Vegas.