UFC 274 title fight main event announced

The UFC has announced a light heavyweight title fight as their main event for UFC 274 in May.

Champion Glover Teixeira will make the first defence of his title just six months after winning the belt, when he takes on number one contender Jiri Prochazka in the main event.

The card is scheduled to be held on May 7th, although there is currently no official location for the event.



Teixeira was crowned UFC champion for the first time in his career at the age of 42 back in October at UFC 267, when he submitted Jan Blachowicz in the second round of their bout.

He is currently on a six-fight win streak which includes stoppage wins over Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13 too.

Prochazka on the other hand came to the UFC as a former RIZIN champion and had a point to prove.

He has gone 2-0 in the UFC with vicious knockout wins over Volkan Oezdemir in his debut at UFC 251, before smashing Dominick Reyes with a knockout of the year contender at UFC Vegas 25 in May last year.

Overall he is on a 12-fight winning streak, with 11 of those fights ending via knockout. He has 25 of 28 wins career victories via knockout and has an overall record of 28-3-1.

Teixeira is currently the oldest first-time champion in UFC history and is looking to hold on to the belt for long enough to eventually surpass Randy Couture’s record of being the oldest champion in history.

To do that he will need to defeat one of the most dangerous 205-pounders in recent memory, with a vicious streak and incredible pace-setting ability.

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