Jiri Prochazka will defend his UFC light-heavyweight title against the man he won it from, Glover Teixeira, in the headline clash at UFC 282.
‘The Czech Samurai’ memorably submitted the 43-year-old with just 30 seconds left during their first meeting in the summer.
3 Jiri Prochazka captured the light-heavyweight at UFC 275
Prochazka was down on the scorecards heading into the final round before his dramatic late rally to win the belt at UFC 275 in June.
Teixeira will now get an instant opportunity to win back his championship after his sixth-fight winning streak was ended in his first title defence since beating Jan Blachowicz last autumn.
Elsewhere, Jon Jones had sparked rumours his comeback bout against Stipe Miocic could take place at UFC 282.
But Dana White has since revealed ‘Bones’ won’t be back until 2023. Prochazka vs Teixeira 2: Date and how to follow
UFC 282 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 10 and is being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The prelim action will start at 11pm for UK fans with the main card getting underway from 1am on Sunday morning. Prochazka vs Teixeira can then be expected at around 4am.
The action will be shown on BT Sport with their coverage starting at 1am. Full details on how to follow the action will follow soon.
talkSPORT will also have all the build-up and reaction to the event throughout fight week.
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AdvertisementProchazka vs Teixeira 2: Fight card
Subject to change
AdvertisementMAIN EVENT: Jiri Prochazka (c) vs Glover Teixeira – for UFC Light-Heavyweight ChampionshipJan Blachowicz vs Magomed AnkalaevPaddy Pimblett vs Jared GordonRobbie Lawler vs Santiago PonzinibbioBryce Mitchell vs Ilia Topuria
Preliminary card Raul Rosas Jr vs Jay PerrinPhilipe Lins vs Ovince Saint PreuxDarren Till vs Dricus Du PlessisJairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus
Early preliminary card
AdvertisementEdmen Shahbazyan vs Dalcha LungiambulaBilly Quarantillo vs Alexander HernandezTJ Brown vs Erik SilvaChris Curtis vs Joaquin BuckleyRonnie Lawrence vs Cameron SaaimanDaniel da Silva vs Vinicius Salvador
3 Pimblett is 3-0 since joining the UFC Prochazka vs Teixeira 2: What has been said?
Prochazka recently shot down talk of facing Israel Adesanya who floated the idea of moving up a division ahead of UFC 281.
He said: “I’m not interested in this fight because as we are sharing the same management and the people around [us].
“But I respect him.”
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