Who would have thought that after losing to Jon Jones in 2014, Glover Teixeira would shine on the UFC posters as a champion, after a whole 8 years from that moment. This Brazilian has come a long way in mixed martial arts and deserves his place in the division. However, young and hungry lions, ready to give everything for the belt, abound in the light heavyweight division, and on June 11 in Singapore, Glover will have to overcome another fearsome fighter - Jiri Prochazka. Their meeting will headline the UFC 275 tournament and, despite the odds, as well as other subtleties, everyone has a very good chance of winning. It remains for us to find out who has more of them.
History is cyclical, and this also applies to mixed martial arts. Until recently, it was difficult to imagine that the UFC would return to old school times, when fighters who today, at the same age, would have long admired gloves hanging from a nail, fought for the championship of the promotion. However, thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian mastodon Glover Teixeira, this has become a reality. Over the past three years, he has stopped five tough opponents, which gave him the chance to win the league title at 42 and take second place to Randy Couture in the ranking of the oldest fighters to ever win the organization. True, it will definitely not be easy for him to do this, because his obstacle on this path is Jan Blakhovich, who is now at the peak of his form.