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Jiri Prochazka explains how one “small mistake” led to his KO loss to Alex Pereira: “Until that moment, I handled that fight”

Harry Kettle - March 25, 2024

Jiri Prochazka has given his thoughts on how he performed in his championship defeat to Alex Pereira at UFC 295. Last November, Alex Pereira finished Jiri Prochazka to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion. It came following an electric back-and-forth affair between the two, but in the end, it was ‘Poatan’ who had his hand raised in victory.

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Jiri Prochazka explains why he didn't pull out of UFC 295 title fight despite battling staph infection

Cole Shelton - January 15, 2024

Jiri Prochazka battled a staph infection before his UFC 295 title fight against Alex Pereira but never thought of pulling out. Prochazka was set for his first fight since vacating the light heavyweight title due to a shoulder injury. After being away from the Octagon for nearly a year-and-a-half, Prochazka says he was adamant he would fight even though he couldn’t train and prepare properly due to the infection, which was started on his leg and went all the way to his ear.

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Jan Blachowicz calls for Jiri Prochazka headliner in Europe after he returns from shoulder surgery

Cole Shelton - December 8, 2023

Jan Blachowicz is hopeful to face Jiri Prochazka in the main event of a Fight Night card in Europe. Blachowicz is set for shoulder surgery, hopefully in the next week or two, he revealed to BJPENN.com on Friday. The plan is for the Pole to return in the summer, once he does the rehab and gets a training camp in.

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Jiri Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakic verbally agree to UFC 298 bout: "I am in"

Josh Evanoff - December 7, 2023

It appears that UFC light heavyweights Jiri Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakic will be fighting at some point in 2024. ‘Rocket’ has been out of action since a third-round stoppage loss at the hands of Jan Blachowicz over a year ago. That bout saw Aleksandar Rakic suffer an injury, which has kept him out of action for most of this year. However, he later booked a rematch with Blachowicz, slated for UFC 297 in January.

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Matt Brown argues Alex Pereira's stoppage win over Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 was "definitely early"

Fernando Quiles - November 19, 2023

Matt Brown thinks Jiri Prochazka should’ve been given more time to recover in his UFC 295 title bout against Alex Pereira. Pereira and Prochazka collided inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 11. The bout was contested for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. In the second round, Pereira dropped Prochazka with a counter hook. “Poatan” followed up with some elbows and referee Marc Goddard had seen enough.

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What's next for the stars of UFC 295?

Cole Shelton - November 13, 2023

The UFC returned to Madison Square Garden on Saturday for their annual November event which was UFC 295. In the main event of UFC 295, Alex Pereira took on Jiri Prochazka for the vacant light heavyweight title. The co-main event saw Tom Aspinall face Sergei Pavlovich fight for the interim heavyweight title.

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Jiri Prochazka issues statement following UFC 295 stoppage loss to Alex Pereira

Fernando Quiles - November 12, 2023

Jiri Prochazka has released a video statement following his TKO loss to Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 295. Prochazka and Pereira competed for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night (November 11). Jamahal Hill vacated the 205-pound gold due to a ruptured Achilles. Prochazka, who had to vacate the light heavyweight title himself, was looking to become a two-time champion. It wasn’t meant to be this time, as Pereira dropped Prochazka with a counter hook and followed it up with elbows to the head. Referee Marc Godard had seen enough waved the fight off.

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Pros react after Alex Pereira stops Jiri Procházka at UFC 295

Chris Taylor - November 11, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 295 event was headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Alex Pereira and Jiri Procházka. Procházka (29-4-1 MMA) and Pereira (9-2 MMA) were competing for the promotion’s vacant light heavyweight world title.

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UFC 295 | Pro fighters make their picks for Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira title fight

Cole Shelton - November 8, 2023

In the main event of UFC 295, the vacant light heavyweight title is up for grabs as Jiri Prochazka takes on Alex Pereira. Heading into the fight, Prochazka is a +100 underdog while the Brazilian is a -128 favorite on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the title fight. The pros slightly lean towards Prochazka becoming the light heavyweight champion again at UFC 295, but all expect this to be a very exciting scrap.

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Daniel Cormier believes lengthy layoff “is going to hurt” Jiri Prochazka in title fight with Alex Pereira at UFC 295

Susan Cox - November 8, 2023

Daniel Cormier believes a lengthy layoff ‘is going to hurt’ Jiri Prochazka in title fight with Alex Pereira at UFC 295. UFC 295 will take place this coming Saturday, November 11th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Henry Cejudo shares advice for Jiri Prochazka ahead of UFC 295 title fight with Alex Pereira

Harry Kettle - November 1, 2023

Former UFC champion Henry Cejudo has given Jiri Prochazka some advice ahead of his return to the Octagon. Later this month, Jiri Prochazka will make his highly-anticipated return when he battles Alex Pereira at UFC 295. The two will compete in the main event of the evening, with the winner capturing the UFC light heavyweight championship.

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Former champion Jamahal Hill shares his thoughts on the Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira title fight at UFC 295

Harry Kettle - September 28, 2023

Jamahal Hill has given his thoughts on the upcoming title fight between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira at UFC 295. For the longest time now, there has been a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the light heavyweight division in the UFC. Jiri Prochazka became champion after defeating Glover Teixeira, only for an injury to force him to give up the belt. Then, Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz fought to a draw in a title bout, ensuring the belt remained vacant.

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Alex Pereira explains why he feels Jan Blachowicz is a “tougher fight” than future opponent Jiri Prochazka

Harry Kettle - August 16, 2023

Alex Pereira has explained why he believes Jiri Prochazka won’t be as tough as his recent opponent Jan Blachowicz. Back at UFC 291, Alex Pereira fought Jan Blachowicz in his light heavyweight debut. It was a pretty close bout but in the end, the Brazilian sensation was able to edge out a victory over the man behind Polish Power. Now, he’s largely expected to face Jiri Prochazka in a bout for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.

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Jon Anik details the “dream fight” that Mick Maynard and the UFC attempted to make

Harry Kettle - July 26, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik has spoken candidly about a light heavyweight dream fight that Mick Maynard wanted to book. For many years now, Jon Anik has served as the voice of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s one of the best commentators in combat sports, and perhaps the best of all time. In addition to that, he isn’t afraid to peel back the curtain every now and then for fans around the world.

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Jamahal Hill says it's "next man up" as Jiri Prochazka title fight keeps getting delayed

Cole Shelton - June 12, 2023

Jamahal Hill is ready to move on from Jiri Prochazka. Back in January, Hill became the UFC’s light heavyweight champion as he beat Glover Teixeira by decision to win the vacant title. Since then, he has been adamant about wanting to face Jiri Prochazka, who is the former champ that had to vacate the belt due to a shoulder injury.

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Jiri Prochazka still uncertain when he will be fully healthy to face Jamahal Hill for the light heavyweight title: "August is still early for me"

Cole Shelton - May 15, 2023

Jiri Prochazka doesn’t know when he will be able to return. Prochazka had to vacate his light heavyweight title last year due to a major injury and since then, he has been healing and rehabbing trying to return. After Jamahal Hill became the new champ in January, the hope was to have the fight in the summer and reports came out that it was targeted for UFC 292 in Boston in August. However, Prochazka says that is still too early as he’s not fully healthy yet.

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Jiri Prochazka warns Khamzat Chimaev he will show him "his true power" in the cage after the Swede claims he beat up 'Denisa' in training

Cole Shelton - March 23, 2023

Jiri Prochazka and Khamzat Chimaev are having a back-and-forth on how their previous training sessions went years ago. On Wednesday, Chimaev was on The MMA Hour and said he used to train with Prochzka, this while claiming he would submit him and beat him up. He also noted that he was surprised the UFC signed Prochazka, as Chimaev didn’t think he was very good.

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Jiri Prochazka eyeing summer return against Jamahal Hill: "I will be back in full power, I will be the champion"

Josh Evanoff - February 17, 2023

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka is plotting a summer return. ‘Denisa’ has been out of action since his clash with Glover Teixeira at UFC 275 last June. In that headliner in Singapore, the two-light heavyweight contenders put on a show. Trailing on the scorecards heading into the fifth round, Prochazka scored a shocking submission victory.

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