UFC 275 results, highlights: Jiri Prochazka wins light heavyweight title with late sub of Glover Teixeira

The narrative entering the UFC 275 main event between light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and top challenger Jiri Prochazka was that Prochazka needed to do everything in his power to stay off the ground if he wanted to become champion. Prochazka threw the narrative for a loop by not only surviving on the ground round after round, but by eventually pulling off a submission of his own in the final 30 seconds of the fight to win the title in what was an all-time great fight.

Prochazka had brilliant moments throughout the fight, showcasing his trademark unorthodox striking to blast Teixeira. But, for all the challenger’s moments, Teixeira had an answer at every turn, scoring takedowns and battering Prochazka on the ground.

Prochazka was left with a massive cut over his left eye from big Teixeira strikes from mount, but every time Teixeira appeared to have grabbed control, Prochazka would find a way out of trouble and back to his feet.

Then came the final round. With the fight seemingly in the balance, Teixeira put the fight on the ground and seemed to be fully in control until Prochazka was able to kick off the cage and reverse the position. Shockingly, Prochazka saw Teixeira’s exposed neck and locked in the rear-naked choke, squeezing with everything he had to force the tap at the 4:32 mark of Round 5.

“Like I said, before the fight, I’m ready to end it first or fifth round. It doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t matter which technique.”

CBS Sports was with you the entire way on Saturday bringing you all the results and highlights from the UFC 275 below.

UFC 275 card and results

  • Jiri Prochazka def. Glover Teixeira (c) via fifth-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Talia Santos via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
  • Zhang Weili def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk via second-round TKO (spinning back fist)
  • Jake Matthews def. Andre Fiahlo via second-round TKO (punches)
  • Jack Della Maddalena def. Ramazan Emeev via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Josh Culibao def. Seungwoo Choi via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Hayisaer Maheshate def. Steve Garcia via first-round knockout (punch)
  • Brendan Allen def. Jacob Malkoun via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Kyung Ho Kang def. Danaa Batgerel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Liang Na via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Joselyne Edwards def. Ramona Pascual via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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