Jiří Procházka becomes UFC Light Heavyweight world champion

Czech martial artist Jiří Procházka defeated Light Heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira on Sunday, taking the title for himself. Procházka managed to choke Teixeira out after a long fight that ended in the fifth and final round. It was just the third UFC fight in the Czechs UFC career.

The 29-year-old, who specializes in Thai-boxing, paid tribute to his opponent after the game, saying that Teixeira is a true warrior. Despite winning, he also apologized, saying that he thought he would show a better performance, website mmafighting.com reports.