Fresh off an exciting heavyweight title fight, the UFC has set the stage for a light heavyweight title fight with Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka in May. According to ESPN, the fight will headline UFC 274 on May 7, 2022 at a location that has not yet been determined.
Teixeira will look to defend his title for the first time since he won it in October against Jan Blachowicz. Beyond his fight with Blachowicz, the 42-year-old champion has won six fights in a row. Along the six-fight winning streak, he has stopped Blachowicz, Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith inside of the distance.
Teixeira’s opponent, Prochazka, does not have as long of a track record with the UFC. He signed with UFC in 2020 after putting together a record of 26-3-1. In two UFC fights, he’s stopped both Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes. Overall, he’s put together 10-fight win streak with 10 straight knockouts.