UFC Veteran Teixeira Will take On Up-and-Comer Prochazka
Both of those fighters have compiled a ton of MMA experience, with Teixeira and Prochazka owning competed in 40 and 32 fights, respectively. Nevertheless Teixeira is a lot more fight-tested at the UFC degree. He has a UFC record of 16-5 and a qualified history of 33-7.
Prochazka has received 12 straight bouts but just just lately stepped up to the UFC, knocking out Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes in his only two fights at this level. His past time tasting defeat was in 2015.
Anticipate this title bout to be decided inside of the octagon and not at the judges’ table. Out of Prochazka’s 33 job fights, only one has long gone to the scorecards. Teixeira has stopped 28 of his 33 defeated opponents.
Teixeira’s important to victory is to be affected individual and hold out for the right minute for the takedown. Prochazka will glimpse to maintain the battle standing and utilize regular force on Teixeira.
Teixeira vs. Prochazka Props
Teixeira, the Brazilian Pit Bull, is labeled as a striker, but his ability set goes further than hanging. He has 10 submission wins to go together with 18 wins by KO/TKO in his profession. At the UFC degree, he has had more good results with submissions (7) than with knockouts (6). Teixeira has just 7 professional losses, five of which although a section of the UFC.
Prochazka’s MMA career has been extraordinary, boasting a 28-3-1 file while turning out to be Rizin FF gentle heavyweight champion in 2019. His UFC resume is limited but dominant, as he gained both of his matches by 2nd-spherical knockout.
The Czech fighter’s strategy has been one-dimensional, nevertheless powerful. He has 25 KO/TKOs to just two by submission. Hope a identical tactic against Teixeira.
Oddsmakers recognize this knockout-major pattern and will rate their props accordingly.
Teixeira vs. Prochazka Demonstrates Shallowness of Gentle Heavyweight Division
All title fights have exhilaration hooked up to them, but Teixeira-Prochazka is not attracting as much buzz as prior and future title bouts. The gentle heavyweight division isn’t a supporter preferred right now, owing to its absence of star ability and shallowness of expertise.
With Jon Jones’ inactivity at light heavyweight and his intention to move up to the heavyweight division, Teixeira (No. 8) is now the only light-weight heavyweight fighter in the UFC’s major-15 pound-for-pound rating.
Co-Principal Event: Shevchenko Sizable Favorite vs. Santos
Shevchenko has operate the women’s flyweight division since turning into champion at UFC 231 in 2018. She’s defended her title six periods and is massively favored to extend that selection to 7 from a fresh encounter in Santos.
Santos justifies this chance at a title. She holds a professional record of 19-1, her sole loss being a break up determination in her UFC debut in 2019. The Brazilian has built amends by successful 4 straight matches (albeit versus fairly quick opponents), positioning herself for a date with “Bullet Shevchenko.”