Jiri Prochazka’s first UFC predominant match appearance delivered in spades, and his spectacular knockout of Dominick Reyes seemingly earned him a gentle-weight heavyweight title shot.
In just his 2nd octagon appearance, Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) used to be positioned to headline Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas in opposition to two-time title challenger Reyes (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC). He couldn’t get requested for a greater result.
Prochazka knocked out Reyes with real the third spinning motivate elbow in UFC history, ending the job unhurried within the 2nd round of a wild “Combat of the Evening’ slugfest. He’s now 22-1-1 in his previous 24 fights, and has snappy made a tag below the UFC banner.
UFC president Dana White mentioned prior to UFC on ESPN 23 that the winner of the principle match may presumably perchance be next to mission the winner of the September title fight between Jan Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC). However is that where Prochazka is headed?
See the video above for thoughts and evaluation on Prochazka’s future after UFC on ESPN 23.