The light heavyweight title between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka has been rescheduled.
The bout, which was originally scheduled for UFC 274 on May 7, will now happen at UFC 275 in June. An exact date and location for UFC 275 have not been announced and the reason for the shift is currently unknown. ESPN confirmed the new date after Teixeira initially discussed the change in an interview with Brazilian outlet Canal Combate.
As of right now, 42-year-old Teixiera is currently in the midst of a late-career resurgence that has seen him compile a six-fight winning streak dating back to Jan. 2019. That stretch culminated in a second-round submission of Jan Blachowicz to claim light heavyweight gold in the UFC 267 headliner on Oct. 30. The Brazilian initially challenged for the belt in his sixth Octagon appearance, falling to Jon Jones via unanimous decision at UFC 172 in April 2014.
Prochazka is a former Rizin Fighting Federation champion who enters the matchup with Teixeira on a 12-bout professional winning streak. The 29-year-old Czech Republic native has kicked off his promotional tenure with back-to-back knockout wins over former title challengers Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes. “Denisa” has finished his last 10 fights via knockout or technical knockout.