‘Seeker’ Glover Teixeira to become UFC Champion at 43!
Can former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira (43, Brazil), who is called a ‘monk’ and ‘seeker’, find the valley of Shimsan when he is not training, regain the title as a champion?
Teixeira sets out to recapture his title against Jama Hal Hill (31, USA) in his home country, Brazil. UFC 283 takes place on the 22nd (Korean time) in Lau de Janeiro, Brazil.
The main event of this tournament, held in Brazil three years after the COVID-19 pandemic, is a light heavyweight title match between former champion and current ranking No. 2 Teixeira (33-8) and No. 7 Hill (11-1 loss, 1 null). .
The light heavyweight championship was vacated after Yuri Prohaska, who had defeated Teixeira, vacated the title due to a shoulder injury.
Jan Blahovic and Magomed Ankalaev fought for a title fight to crown a new champion, but were unable to determine the title due to a split draw. In the end, a new title match between veteran Teixeira and Shinsung Hill was concluded.
The veteran Teixeira holds the record for being the second oldest champion in UFC history (42 years old) behind Randy Couture (45 years and 4 months). Teixeira surpassed all odds and surpassed everyone’s expectations, eventually becoming the light heavyweight champion in 2021. 토토사이트
Teixeira told Prohaska that the reason for the defeat was that he was too obsessed with the ground. “This time I will focus on everything. I will believe in my fist, and I will believe in the ground as well. I will not be obsessed with winning in any area. I just want to finish the game in any area.”
Confronting this, Hill believes that his and Teixeira’s title aspirations are different. Unlike Teixeira, who has three title fights, this is Hill’s first title challenge in his career.
“When he faced Teixeira, he saw the desire in his eyes,” Hill said. He saw that he was ready. But he never matched my aspirations,” he said. “I was starving. I’m ready to finish the game. I am a killer,” he said, not hiding his ambition for the title.