Jiri Prochazka’s UFC debut was as successful as one can be at UFC 251. After a tense first round, in which both him and Volkan Oezdemir got wobbled, it was the former Rizin FF light heavyweight champion that found a perfect right hand to send ‘No Time’ out cold to the canvas. On Twitter, pro fighters praised the finish.
I don’t see this one going the distance. #UFC251
— Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) July 12, 2020
This is a very different style….I dig it
— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) July 12, 2020
Win or lose, I’m a fan of Jiri at this point. I love the antics. #UFC251
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 12, 2020
Aight let’s not go the Johnny walker route with this guy let’s see him fight 3 more times before we say jon Jones has a new challenger
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 12, 2020
That was cleannnn!!!!
What a crazy debut by Prochazka. How low he has his hands stresses me out though #UFC251
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) July 12, 2020
I stand corrected…but there is no way that style holds up well in the LHW division. He’s unorthodox…but head movement is slow for the speed of punches for the weightclass.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) July 12, 2020