UFC 275: In opposing situations, Glover and Taila fight for belts fight

The two Brazilians in this Saturday’s UFC 275 are taking part in very different times in their careers, but with a common goal: to leave Singapore with their belts in hand. In the main event, lightweight champion Glover Teixeira, at the age of 42, tries to become the oldest Brazilian champion to defend his title, against a challenge that represents a new generation. In the main event, the Taila Santos flyweight is in the opposite position, a challenge on the brink of another record against a major champion.

Glover Teixeira and Taila Santos star in UFC 275 main fights – Photo: Infoesporte

O Fight transmits UFC 275 live and exclusively this Saturday from 19:40 (Brasilia time). O combat.com transmits “Warming up the fight“and the first two fights of the same period, as well SportTV 3 yes Fight YouTube. The website tracks the event in real time.

For Glover, “everything that comes is profit”

This week marks the 20th anniversary of a great career in MMA. Last October, it was the reds: winning the UFC lightweight belt, defeating Polish Jan Blachowicz. It was to fulfill the promise made to his grandfather Chico Sudário, the greatest in his favor.

Glover Teixeira is excited to talk to his grandfather about Combate – Photo: Adriano Albuquerque

– My grandfather always said that I am very strong, he always said “you are a hardworking guy like you, strong, (you will be a champion)”. It bothers me a lot because he said, “I don’t think I’ll see you as a champion, because I’m not going to be here.” And I still said, “Oh, it’s been too long!” But 20 years later and there he is waiting, 96 years old. That’s what he saw, “said Teixeira Fight this week.

– The moment I saw the faces of these elderly people, my uncle, my mother, my grandfather did not believe that all this had happened, and my grandfather: “World?” “It’s really world-class,” says Glover excitedly.

After that, Glover acknowledged that “whatever comes, wins,” even though the champion wants to say goodbye to the top, with two successful belt defenses, including New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.

Jiri Prochazka is Glover Teixeira’s opponent in UFC 275 – Photo: Getty Images

He is hindering this end of the story, a young man whom many consider to be the next property of the division. Jiri Prochazka, a 29-year-old Czech, stands out for his mysterious and eccentric manner, inspired by the samurai of yesteryear, and his destructive power of expulsion. Singapore would be the perfect place to crown her. Teixeira, who has already lost his cap against another champion dominated by Jon Jones, does not want to be the “missing link” between the two authorities.

– It’s a tough challenge, because Jiri is tough. I am here to prove that I am the best in the world and that I have always wanted to fight for the best in the world. I managed to win the belt and the first boy I saw was Jiri, and I said, “He’s going to be next.” Jiri is a striking and unpredictable guy. You need to keep a very smart eye, keep your reflexes up to date. He’s a tough guy, but I’ve been training with one of the best strikers in the boxing and kickboxing world and I feel great.

Carving Santos does not fear Valentina Shevchenko’s favorites – Photo: Adriano Albuquerque

At the age of 28, he was competing for the Santa Catarina Taila Santos belt after just five fights in the UFC, driven by a string of four wins in a row. The fighter himself was also amazed at how little time it took to get his chance.

– It’s very gratifying to see, in such a short time – not in a short time, because I’ve been working for many years, but now the opportunity I was hoping for is coming so quickly. Even when I received the news, I thought, “Wow, now?” I was happy, but I was scared. – Is all this already happening? And I was very happy, but before that I didn’t have any submissions in the UFC, I got it, I had a very nice fight, which attracted attention, so I was waiting for this news – said Tailak Fight.

On the other hand, she will be the queen who dominates the iron fist at the level of the fly. Valentina Shevchenko, 34, has not lost in Kyrgyzstan since joining the division four years ago. During this time, after winning the belt, six defenses were successful. Her seventh win as a champion would break a woman’s record since 2015 for Ronda Rousey in the UFC.

Valentina Shevchenko poses in Singapore this Saturday before UFC 275 – Photo: Adriano Albuquerque

This, however, does not frighten Taila Santos. Moreover, the Brazilian believes that the opponent is under more pressure than himself, due to the greatness of the brand he can achieve and the expectations he has around him.

– There’s pressure, for sure. But I don’t see it as something from another planet. It’s just another fight, albeit a tough one, for the belt, but I’ll always have to do what I’ve done. There are no secrets. The pressure is on it to hold the belt, so the pressure is on it. I’m going to do my job there. I got into most of the fights as a subplot, so it doesn’t even affect me – the challenger assures me.

The event still had a third Brazilian in the starting lineup, but the fight was canceled the day before. Rogério Bontorin felt pain in his kidneys when his weight was cut and he was hospitalized. With that, the clash with Manel Kape left the calendar, and he will continue with 11 fights.

UFC 275
June 11, 2022 in Singapore
Lightweight: Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka
Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos
Straw Weight: Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Welterweight: André Fialho vs. Jake Matthews
Welterweight: Jack of the Magdalene vs. Ramazan Emeev
PRE-TICKET (20:00, Brasilia time):
Luma pisua: Seung Woo Choi vs Joshua Culibao
Lightweight: Hayisaer Maheshate vs. Steve Garcia
Middleweight: Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun
Bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang vs Danaa Batgerel
Last weight: Na Liang vs Silvana Juarez
Bantamweight: Ramona Pascual vs. Joselyne Edwards

UFC 275: Singapore welcomes Glover Teixeira for belt defense and Taila Santos title.

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