UFC 275 Review
UFC 275 went down this weekend live from Singapore. In the main event, Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira put on a fight of the year contender for the light heavyweight title. After a number of brutal exchanges taking place in each and every round, Prochazka would go on to lift the belt after a fifth-round rear-naked choke (something that none of the MMASucka staff predicted).
In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko continued her reign over the flyweight division with a split decision victory. Her opponent, Taila Santos surprised many fans and experts alike with her ability to takedown Shevchenko and control her on the ground. She was able to rack up a lot of control time throughout the bout, however, following a clash of heads, Santos suffered a bad injury. Her right eye began to swell uncontrollably and it certainly affected her performance. Shevchenko dominated the final two rounds following the injury and consequently won the fight. After the bout, it was announced that Santos suffered a broken orbital which will keep her out for a prolonged period of time.
The #UFC275 co-main event was a tough break for Taila Santos in more ways than one.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) June 12, 2022
In the other highlight of the card, former champions Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk clashed to determine the #1 contender at 115lbs. The fight was a rematch of the greatest women’s fight of all time back in 2019. This one started where their last fight left off. The two women didn’t take a step back and threw down for as long as it lasted. Zhang looked to wrestle far more in this bout than she did in their first bout, taking Jedrzejczyk down three times and controlling her. Zhang went on to knock her Polish opponent out with a spinning back fist in the second round.
After the bout, Joanna Jedrzejczyk announced her retirement from the sport after a long career at the top. The former strawweight champion will no doubt enter the hall of fame after a phenomenal career.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) June 12, 2022
Elsewhere on the card, highlights include Jake Matthews’ phenomenal performance when he knocked out Andre Fiallo in the second round. There is no doubt that Matthews put on the best performance of his career at UFC 275. Maheshate, Jack Della Maddalena and Silvana Gomez Juarez also scored big knockouts, each earning a performance bonus.