Glover Teixeira’s first UFC title defense against Jiri Prochazka has been delayed by more than a month.

Originally announced for UFC 274 on May 7, light heavyweight champion Teixeira will now meet Prochazka at UFC 275, which is expected for June 11. A reason for the change was not revealed.

Both Teixeira (33-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) and Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) have publicly acknowledged the adjustment in plans.

June 11th 2022#newdate#newCHAPMPION


— Jiri BJP Prochazka (@jiri_bjp) February 27, 2022

UFC 275 does not have announced location or venue at this time. The main card is expected to air on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Teixeira, 42, hopes to continue a remarkable run in the twilight of his career. No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie light heavyweight rankings, Teixeira claimed the title with a submission of Jan Blachowicz last October at UFC 267, which pushed his winning streak to six in a row. Five of those six wins have been finishes.

Prochazka, 29, will enter with a 12-fight overall winning streak, which includes his first two UFC bouts. Prochazka, the former RIZIN FF light heavyweight champ, won in spectacular fashion in his most recent bout, knocking out Dominick Reyes with a spinning back elbow last May. Prochazka is No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.


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