Twitter goes into a tailspin after Jiri Prochazka vacates title before UFC 282


Prochazka defeated Teixeira via fifth-round submission earlier this year at UFC 275 — a fight considered a favorite to win Fight of the Year honors. Teixeira was up 3-1 on the judges’ scorecards before the finish.

Blachowicz, currently ranked No. 2 in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings, will enter the new UFC 282 main event with wins in six of his last seven fights. He originally won the then-vacant at UFC 253 with a second-round TKO of Dominick Reyes. In his only successful title defense, Blachowicz became the first man to defeat then-UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in MMA, scoring a unanimous decision in their UFC 259 superfight.

Blachowicz lost the championship to Teixeira at UFC 267 via second-round submission.

Ankalaev, the No. 3 contender currently, has not lost since dropping his UFC debut, winning nine straight. He most recently fought at UFC 277, where he finished Anthony Smith.


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