Prochazka beats Teixeira to win title at UFC 275

Jiri Prochazka beat Glover Teixeira to become the new light-heavyweight champion at UFC 275.

Prochazka, of the Czech Republic, won by submission in the fifth round at the event in Singapore.

The 29-year-old was narrowly trailing Teixeira, 42, on two of the judges’ scorecards, while the other judge had it level going into round five.

“It’s amazing and I’m glad. It was a true war. Glover is a true warrior,” Prochazka told BT Sport.

Teixeira added: “He’s a very skilled guy on the ground. I gave my all out there, there are no excuses.”

More to follow.

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