Glover Teixeira became the new UFC light heavyweight champion by defeating Jan Blachowicz via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round at UFC 267. That said, here are five potential match-ups for Teixeira for his title defense.
Prochazka is currently the first pick as the title challenger as he holds the second position in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Rakic currently sits at the #3 position in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. It won't be a walk in the park for Teixeira if this fight ever comes to fruition.
Anthony Smith currently holds the fourth position in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Furthermore, Smith would not miss the opportunity to avenge his loss against Teixeira.
The current UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, wouldn't mind taking a second shot to become a UFC two-division champion.
It won't be surprising if the UFC gives Blachowicz a second title shot in a rematch.