Here are Guy Giles' best UFC picks for Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 in Singapore. Visit the Betway Insider for picks on all the biggest fights.

Teixeira v Prochazka odds

The main event of UFC 275 in Singapore sees Glover Teixiera defend his light heavyweight belt for the first time since becoming the promotion’s oldest first-time champion.

The Brazilian sunk in a rear naked choke to take the belt from Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 in October, and has now won his last six fights at the age of 42.

He faces first-time challenger Jiri Prochazka, who has earned a title shot in just his third fight in the UFC.

Prochazka has forged a reputation as a lethal striker, with his current 12-fight win streak punctuated by 11 knockouts, including finishes in each of his last 10.

There is a 13-year age difference between the champ and the challenger, and it is the 29-year-old Prochazka who is favoured in the odds.

He is to become the new champion at 205lb, while Teixeira is to retain his belt.

Teixeira v Prochazka prediction

It’s hard to see Teixeira keeping pace with his opponent on the feet, with Prochazka possessing a world-class combination of technical skill and power that would trouble anyone in the division.

The champ’s only hope here is to take the fight to the ground, where his jiu-jitsu has brought him 10 career wins by way of submission.

Prochazka owns two submission wins of his own, but both came early in his career when the pedigree of opponent will not have been the best, and he may struggle if Teixeira is able to get a hold of him and keep him on the mat.

That being said, he does have the explosiveness to get himself out of tough situations, and should have ample opportunity to show off his dangerous striking.

Teixiera’s rise to claim a UFC belt at 42 is one of the best stories in the sport in recent years, but Prochazka should simply have too much speed and power for him.

Unless the champ is able to secure early takedowns and keep his opponent on the ground, Prochazka will surely find an opening at some point over the five rounds.

All he needs is one big shot and this one could be over, so backing the challenger to secure a stoppage looks a good bet.

Prochazka to win by KO, TKO or disqualification