Deekshira crowns new light heavyweight champion at 42 (finally)

Glover Teixeira became the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion this Saturday, at the age of 42, dominating belt holder Jan Blachowicz in the rear choke.

Clover Dixiera will have to wait until the age of 42 to enjoy the joy of playing the belt of the UFC Champion. The Brazilian defeated light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in Abu Dhabi this Saturday night, forcing him to stop submitting by strangling his back in the second round at UFC 267.

retirement? Not for now

He is the second oldest champion in UFC history after being crowned Randy Cotter in 45 years and four months. “I will continue to break the codes at the age of 42,” Clover Dixiera, who was in the cage after the fight, vowed to be a “hard-working super champion” before paying tribute to his opponent tonight.

Before realizing the glory, Dixiera failed to find the belt in 2014 against John Jones. The Brazilian has announced he wants to take a few months off. But he has already stated that he does not plan to retire and wants to secure his brand new belt.

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