After putting on one of the most memorable fights of the year, Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira might face off again.
A fight rematch between current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Prochazka and former titleholder Teixeira has been verbally agreed upon for UFC 282 on December 10th, per a report from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
If the fight can be confirmed, it will join a card that doesn’t have a set location at the moment.
Prochazka became champion earlier this year with a hard-fought win over Teixeira. He put an end to their back-and-forth battle in the closing moments of the title bout, securing a rear naked choke with just 28 seconds to go in the fight.
The victory was Prochazka’s third victory since joining the UFC roster in 2020, bringing him to the top of the division quite early in his promotional run.
A rematch would give Teixeira the chance to re-gain champion status. His first run as champion was quite short, not being able to defend his belt once.
Teixeira first gained the belt in October 2021, scoring a second-round rear naked choke win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.