The main event of UFC 275 will feature a Light Heavyweight Championship fight between the newly minted champion Glover Teixeira and rising up-and-comer Jiří Procházka. The odds for the main event have already been released…
Experts have Jiri Prochazka as a -210 favorite while Glover Teixeira is a +165 underdog. As an underdog, those odds are not too bad. It’s worth taking a risk and betting on Teixeira this weekend. Those who are thinking of getting a bet in, should consider the June promo code for Barstool Sportsbook because not only do they cover UFC events, but they offer a risk-free bet for new users. So, fans who want to bet on the underdog but end up losing, they won’t be at a total loss.
The co-main event features another championship fight between the Flyweight Queen Valentina Shevchenko taking on Taila Santos. It all goes down on June 11th, in Singapore with the card set to kick off at 6:30 PM ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. UFC 275 is a stacked card with great fights from start to finish. Two championship fights have become the standard for UFC PPV events, but we are not going to talk about the big names anymore.
If you are not familiar with this column, our “Guide to the Prelims” is all bout highlighting fights and fighters on the undercard that are not household names… not yet at least.
Your Guide to the UFC 275 Prelims:
Jake Matthews vs. Andre Fialho (Welterweight)
This should be a fantastic fight. Fialho will be fighting for the 4th time in 2022, and it will be his 3rd fight on a PPV. He has been entertaining in the cage, and on the mic. Fialho continues to ask for fights in quick turnarounds, and specifically asked to be on this card in Singapore in his most recent post fight interview. He was guaranteed a fight on this card before the night ended, even before he had an opponent. Matthews will be a game opponent and will look to rebound and regain some of the hype behind his name.
Hayisaer Maheshate vs. Steve Garcia (Bantamweight)
Maheshate will be making his debut for the UFC after his fight on Contender Series last November. Whenever a fighter makes their debut on a PPV event, it is usually a sign the UFC is trying to showcase the fighter and believe in their abilities. Garcia has more fights canceled in the UFC (4) than he has in the promotion (2). He is also a veteran of Contender Series, but he did not get the call until he got another win on the regional scene. The battle between Contender Series veterans should be a great opportunity for them to showcase their talents.
Seung Woo Choi vs. Joshua Culibao (Featherweight)
Culibao’s time in the UFC has produced variable results, but he has steadily improved in each fight. After losing his promotional debut, Culibao then finished with a split draw. But a win in his last fight is something he will hope to build on when he faces Choi. The South Korean fighter goes by “Sting” and for good reason. He suffered a loss in his last fight, but was dangerously close to finishing the fight a couple of times. Choi may be outside the rankings at 145lbs, but his “sting” matches many of the fighters in the Top 15.
Which prelim fight are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!