Jiri Prochazka will ‘probably’ be Glover Teixeira’s first title defense says Dana White

No. 2 ranked light heavyweight contender Jiri Prochazka will likely be champion Glover Teixeira‘s first title defense says UFC president Dana White.

Prochazka (28-2-1) is riding a 12-fight winning streak. The Czech fighter hasn’t tasted defeat since 2015. He officially weighed in as a potential replacement for the UFC 267 main event where Teixeira defeated Jan Blachowicz to capture the 205-pound title.

During the Dana White’s Contender Series post-fight press conference on Tuesday, White was asked whether Prochazka was next in line for a light heavyweight title shot. White said, “Probably. Yeah.”

The 42-year old Teixeira defeated Jan Blachowicz by submission to capture the 205-pound championship In the UFC 267 main event on Oct. 30. Teixeira had a long climb back to a title fight after losing to Jon Jones in his first title shot seven years ago at UFC 172 in 2014.

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White spoke about the hurdles Teixeira overcame to arrive at the pinnacle of the sport at 42-years old.

“Glover has had an interesting run here. He’s faced a lot of adversity from Visas to losses, personal problems,” White said. “He’s faced a lot of adversity. He’s stayed the course, never gave up on himself, and now he’s the world champ at light heavyweight.”