UFC light heavyweight contender Jiri Prochazka is one of the most compelling rising stars in the sport. Not only does Prochazka, 28, from Czechia, say he wants to raise the consciousness of the entire planet through the practice of martial arts, but the 205-pound menace is as adept at violently separating his opponents from their consciousnesses as anyone in the sport.
You can see the latest example of that last bit below in the video of Prochazka blasting former title challenger Dominick Reyes into another dimension.
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Prochazka Is ‘One of the Most Interesting Contenders in the Sport’
After his big win over Reyes, Prochazka was pretty much universally celebrated by the MMA world as the UFC’s next big thing.
Now, popular podcaster and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is joining the growing chorus of people in the MMA world who are singing their praises of “Denisa”.
Almost a full week after Prochazka defeated Reyes, Rogan posted a screenshot of the viral knockout along with his personal opinion about the star after rewatching his otherworldly knockout over Reyes.
Rogan posted, “I’m rewatching @jirkaprochazka’s sensational performance from Saturday night. What an unusual fighter this dude is. Relentless seek and destroy martial arts assassin. 2 fights into the @ufc and he’s already one of the most interesting contenders in the sport.”
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Will Prochazka Fight For UFC Championship Next?
More than just another contender, Prochazka appears to be on his way to being fast-tracked into a title shot.
Still, he won’t get the next crack at UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. That honor has already been bestowed upon Glover Teixeira.
But Prochazka could be the one to follow right after Blachowicz takes on Teixeira at UFC 266 on September 4.
The winner of that fight will need a challenger, and the current champ already seems to have his eye on Prochazka as a potential opponent. After Prochazka’s victory over Reyes, Blachowicz tagged “Denisa” and posted, “Hey…Me vs you”.
So Prochazka vs. the winner of Blachowicz vs. Teixeira could be on its way.
That wouldn’t surprise Prochazka. In fact, Prochazka told Heavy before beating Reyes that his plan was getting a shot at UFC gold as soon as possible. He’s been a champion before, and he wants to be one again in the UFC.
A unique martial artist with a robust skillset, Prochazka is used to capturing gold in other MMA promotional organizations.
He was the inaugural light heavyweight champion for The Czech Republic’s Gladiator Fighting Championship, and he followed up that run by becoming the 205-pound champ for Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation promotion.
Now Prochazka, aka the “martial arts assassin”, appears to be headed to achieving those same kinds of goals in the UFC.
He’s already impressed the likes of Rogan, Blachowicz, and many others from the MMA world, and more fans are sure to be on the horizon.
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