(VIDEO) Prochazka and Glover did their first Face Off



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(VIDEO) Prochazka and Glover did their first Face Off

The big UFC event in Singapore is slowly knocking on our door, and there are high expectations from the UFC 275 event. Jiri Prochazka will try to recapture the throne in the light heavyweight division, while Glover Teixeira is hoping for the first title defense he won in October last year.

The Czech fighter gained the trust of the leaders of the promotion incredibly quickly, as well as MMA fans, who delighted him with his two appearances in the UFC. Prochazka brutally knocked out Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes, and with his enigmatic personality, he only charmed fans.

The match against Glover Teixeira will be the biggest in the 29-year-old Czech's career so far, and Prochazka revealed at a press conference that we can expect his best release. “I feel in the best shape of my life.

I feel healthy, I feel in a good mood. Everything is prepared,” he said. “I’m just gonna prove that in the fight I am the best one”. Many analyze this match as a classic conflict between "grapplers" and strikers, which is not true.

First of all, Glover Teixeira has long been known as a dangerous hitter with very good boxing skills. True, those skills fell into the background after Glover adapted his fighting style with a focus on grappling, but Teixeira is not a fighter who is exclusively a grappler.

Jiri Prochazka prefers standing wrestling and he feels best there without any dilemma, but he has worked a lot on wrestling and his partner is not an absolute stranger. “That started in the beginning of this year, preparation to be better in wrestling and jiu-jitsu,” Prochazka said at UFC 275 media day (video via MMAjunkie.com) “How to react, to change my the nature of my reaction to include wrestling in my standup style.

I think that was the hardest thing I had to accept. After some time, I found some keys to help me do that. Now I think I can wrestle with him easily. I can react to his fakes for wrestling and jiu-jitsu”. Jiri explained.

Prochazka did part of his preparations in Arizona inside the Fight Ready Hall.

There he honed his wrestling skills, and although Jon Jones also trained there for a while, Prochazka pointed out that they did not train together because Jones did not show up while Jiri was visiting that gym.

The Czech fighter hoped to have the opportunity to train with the best light heavyweight in the history of this sport, but so far he has been left without that experience. After the fighters made their appearances in front of the media, confrontations followed.

Prochazka and Glover measured each other in cold blood, but as expected, it passed without any unnecessary tension. Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos will also fight for the belt, but the one in the women's fly category.

Apart from them, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang are also attracting a lot of attention, primarily due to the fact that in 2020 they provided the best match of the year for many. Glover's Face Off with Jiri, as well as the confrontation of the girls from the above matches, can be seen in the video at the bottom.