Glover Teixeira will enter the Octagon for the first time as UFC light heavyweight champion when he puts his title on the line against No. 2 contender Jiri Prochazka in the main event at UFC 275.
UFC 275 takes place on Saturday, June 11, at Singapore Indoor Stadium and can be seen on PPV. It looks as though Teixeira still has a lot to prove as he prepares for his first-ever title defense, with the recently crowned 42-year-old champion opening as a lengthy underdog on the Teixeira vs Prochazka odds.
Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka Betting Odds
Online sportsbook BetUS has got you covered with all the UFC 275 odds, and has pegged Prochazka as a strong -220 favorite, while Teixeira lags as a +175 underdog.
That means backers of Prochazka must wager $220 to generate potential winnings of $100, while a successful $100 bet on the underdog champion will pay out $175.
Odds as of June 9 at BetUS
A deep dive into the Teixeira vs Prochazka betting line using our sports betting calculator shows that Prochazka’s -220 odds translate into an implied win probability of 68.75 percent, while Teixeira’s odds reflect an implied win probability of just 36.36 percent.
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Teixeira vs Prochazka Odds Analysis
Teixeira has struggled to garner respect at the sportsbooks in recent years. “The Brazilian Pit Bull” sported lengthy average odds of +197 over his past three fights and has not been pegged as clear betting chalk in any of the clashes during his six-fight win streak.
Prochazka Winning Over Sports Bettors
Prochazka will make his first Octagon appearance as a clear betting favorite when he faces off against Teixeira. “Denisa” rose to the occasion in his promotional debut at UFC 251, claiming a second-round KO win over Volkan Oezdemir as a +150 underdog.
He followed up with another KO win in his date with Dominick Reyes at UFC Vegas 25, this time paying out as a near even -115 wager.
Teixeira vs Prochazka Betting Preview
Glover Teixeira has proven that a fighter is never too old to claim their first-ever UFC title. Just two days past his 42nd birthday, Teixeira became the second-oldest champion in UFC history with a stunning upset victory over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.
The second-round submission win continues a sensational resurgence for the Brazilian Pit Bull. Teixeira has finished opponents on five occasions over that stretch, including four tap-outs, and now leads all UFC light heavyweights with 13 career finishes and seven submission wins.
As he demonstrated in his last outing, Teixeira still packs plenty of punching power, and averages 3.72 significant strikes landed per minute. The big question is whether he can stand up to the fearsome bombs likely to be thrown by Prochazka, considering the debatable reputation he owns for having a glass jaw.
Prochazka Powering Meteoric Rise with Awesome Punching Power
Prochazka made the leap to the UFC two years ago sporting a reputation as a dominating finisher and he has not disappointed. The Czech Republic native saw 21 of his first 23 victories as a pro come inside five minutes, with 21 of those wins coming by knockout.
Prochazka has also eventually risen to the top of the division wherever he has fought, winning and successfully defending both the GCF and Rizin light heavyweight belts.
The 29-year-old has peppered opponents with significant strikes in his two previous UFC contests, landing an average of 7.19 strikes per minute in his victories over Oezdemir and Reyes.
However, Denisa has also come out on the wrong end of quick finishes in two of his three career defeats. And with little experience on the mat, he could find himself in real trouble against an accomplished grappler like Teixeira.
Teixeira vs Prochazka Betting Pick
There is no question that Prochazka belongs among the elite of the light heavyweight division. However, if he is to claim the title from Teixeira, he may need to do it quickly. The longer this fight goes, the more it will favor a wily veteran like Teixeira.
The Brazilian Pit Bull has proven his ability to beat opponents toe to toe or on the mat during his current resurgence, and offers enormous value as a lengthy underdog.
Prediction: Glover Teixeira (+175)
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