- Jiri Prochazka is the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
- Glover Teixeira is his upcoming opponent.
Jiri Prochazka is fresh from his come-from-behind victory over Glover Teixeira in June 2022, where he realized his dream of becoming the undisputed light heavyweight champion. He submitted the former title-holder via a rear naked-choke finish with 28 seconds remaining in the fifth and final round.
The “Czech Samurai” made this incredible achievement with only three fights under the UFC and a decade later after his professional MMA debut in April 2012. Due to this, his name on online sportsbooks is now consistent via the UFC odds. But when will Prochazka return to action to defend his title?
When Is Jiri Prochazka’s Next Fight?
Jiri Prochazka’s next fight will happen on December 11, 2022, against the number one-contender Glover Teixeira in a blockbuster title rematch which will headline UFC 282 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Jiri Prochazka MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 29-3-1
- Wins by TKO/KO: 25
- Wins by decision: 1
- Striking accuracy: 56%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 5.77
- Significant strikes absorbed: 5.40
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 0.38
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.38
- Significant strikes defense: 40%
- Takedown defense: 68%
- Knockdown average: 0.75
- Average fight time: 13:17
Jiri Prochazka Notable Wins
Jiri Prochazka has won all of his three UFC fights against Volkan Oezdemir (second-round knockout in July 2020), Dominick Reyes (second-round knockout in May 2021) and Glover Teixeira (fifth-round submission in June 2022).
Jiri Prochazka UFC Earnings
Jiri Prochazka’s UFC earnings are estimated at $900,000, including all of his performance bonuses. This figure doesn’t include his earnings through sponsorships and endorsements.
Jiri Prochazka Team and Corner
Jiri Prochazka originally trained at Jetsaam Gym in Brno-Vinohrady, Czech Republic, under the guidance of Martin Karaivanov and Jaroslav Hovezak, but in the build-up of his last fight against Glover Teixeira, Prochazka had a camp in Fight Ready alongside Henry Cejudo.
Despite moving his training and preparation to Fight Ready MMA & Fitness Gym in Arizona, Prochaza still has his Jetsaam Gym coaches and teammates accompanying him in his fights for his corner.
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