'Best fight of all time' – Prochazka submission of Teixeira with just 30 seconds left in UFC title epic sends fans wild | The Sun

JIRI PROCHAZKA defeated Glover Teixeira in what many are hailing as the greatest UFC fight ever.

Fans went wild as the Czech Republic star submitted his rival with just 30 seconds remaining to become the new light-heavyweight champion.



Teixeira was actually leading on two of the judges' scorecards heading into the fifth round.

But he was forced into a submission in the dying stages as Prochazka became the first man from his homeland to win a UFC title in Dana White's promotion.

Viewers quickly took to Twitter after the thrilling finish, with one declaring: “One of the best moments in MMA history. That fight was unbelievable.”

Another wrote: “Unbelievable finish to a special fight. Jiri's round management and poor decision making would have cost him if it had gone to the score cards because glover was winning that contest.”

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While a fellow fan said: “Mad respect for both fighters for this incredible fight! #UFC275.”

And another said: “What the f*** did I just watch?”

It was not only those watching that were left flabbergasted at what they had witnessed.

UFC heavyweight star Tanner Boser also tweeted: “Prochazka vs Teixeira was one of the greatest title fights of all time. That was madness.

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“Both men are incredible. We knew that, but wow. Thank you guys.”

Prochazka has now stretched his unbeaten run to 13.

And afterwards he said: “It's amazing and I'm glad.

“It was a true war. Glover is a true warrior.”

However, Teixeira has instantly called for a rematch after losing his belt.

The 42-year-old tweeted: “Rematch?? @jiri_bjp @danawhite @ufc.”



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