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Jiří Procházka
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BornJiří Procházka
(1992-10-14) October 14, 1992 (age 27)
Hostěradice, Czech Republic
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)[1]
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Fighting out ofBrno, Czech Republic
TeamJetsaam Gym Brno[1]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout23
By submission2
By decision1
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jiří Procházka; (born October 14, 1992) is an Czech mixed martial artist, who is currently signed Ultimate Fighting Championship[2]. He previously competed at Rizin FF where he was the Light Heavyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

At the beginning of his career Procházka began with Muay Thai, where he won the 2011 Championship of the Czech Republic organized by the Muay Thai Association[3]. However, he then switched to MMA . He made his professional debut in 2012 against Stanislav Futer, who he defeated in the first round.

For almost 4 years, Procházka would spend his time accumulating victories in the regional scene.

On December 29, 2015 , Procházka signed a contract with the Japanese organization Rizin Fighting Federation.

He took part in the 2015 Rizin 100 Kg Heavyweight Grand-Prix.

In his first match he fought Satoshi Ishii and won in the first minute KO via Head Kick and Knees.

Procházka's second match took place on 31 December where his opponent was Vadim Nemkov. Procházka won via TKO Corner Stoppage after Nemkov refused to continue after the first round.

In the final of the Grand Prix, Procházka's opponent was Muhammed Lawal. Procházka lost via KO in the first round.

Procházka competed with Kazuyuki Fujita in the first numbered Rizin event, Rizin 1. Procházka won via KO in the first round.

Procházka then participated in the 2016 Rizin Rizin Openweight Grand Prix.

In his first match he fought Mark Tanios. Procházka won via unanimous decision despite injuring his leg in approximately the second minute of the match. However he couldn't continue in the tournament and was replaced by Tsuyoshi Kohsaka.

Procházka returned to his home country, Czech Republic to fight Wilian Roberto Alves at Fusion FN 16 and won via TKO in the first round

Procházka then returned to Japan to fight at Rizin FF again. Procházka defeated Karl Albrektsson and Bruno Henrique Cappelozza in the first round.

He was scheduled to fight Jake Heun at Rizin 13. The match was moved to the last match of the evening due to complications. The Japanese city of Saitama was hit by an earthquake. Procházka won via TKO in the first round.

At the traditional New Year's Eve tournament RIZIN 14, Procházka was supposed to face the legendary fighter Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. In the end, Emanuel Newton was scheduled as his opponent. But he was injured, so Procházka eventually foguht against Brandon Halsey. Procházka won via TKO in the first round. In a post-match interview he said he would like to compete for Rizin's Light Heavyweight title.

He finally got the title chance on April 21 at Rizin 15 when he rematched against with Muhammed Lawal for the Light Heavyweight title at the Yokohama Arena. He won in the third round by TKO and avenged his loss. He thus became the first ever Light Heavyweight Champion in Rizin FF.

On October 12, 2019 , Procházka fought with Fábio Maldonado at Rizin 19. This match was a non-title bout took place at catch-weight of 100 kilograms. Procházka managed to finish Maldonado in less than 2 minutes of the first round.

Procházka made his first title defense against C.B Dolloway at Rizin 20 on New Year's Eve. He successfully defended his title by knocking out C.B Dolloway in under 2 minutes of the first round. Procházka's contract with Rizin expired after this match.

On 16 January 2020, Procházka announced that the had signed with the UFC[2] and as a result vacated his Rizin Light Heavyweight Title.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26–3–1 C.B. Dollaway KO (Punches) Rizin 20 December 31, 2019 1 1:55 Saitama, Japan Defended the Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 25–3–1 Fábio Maldonado KO (Punches) Rizin 19 October 12, 2019 1 1:49 Osaka, Japan Catchweight bout (100 kg).
Win 24–3–1 Muhammed Lawal TKO (Punches) Rizin 15 April 21, 2019 3 3:02 Yokohama, Japan Won the Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 23–3–1 Brandon Halsey TKO (Submission to Punches) Rizin 14 December 31, 2018 1 6:30 Saitama, Japan
Win 22–3–1 Jake Heun TKO (punches) Rizin 13 - Saitama September 30, 2018 1 4:29 Saitama, Japan
Win 19–3–1 Bruno Henrique Cappelozza KO (Punches) Rizin 11 July 28, 2018 1 1:23 Saitama, Japan
Win 20–3–1 Karl Albrektsson TKO (punches) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round December 29, 2017 1 9:57 Saitama, Japan
Win 19–3–1 Wilian Roberto Alves TKO (punches) Fusion FN 16 - Cage Fight September 29, 2017 1 3:41 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 18–3–1 Mark Tanios Decision (Unanimous) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: First Round September 25, 2016 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan Openweight Grand-Prix 1st Round. Procházka was unable to continue in the tournament due to injury
Win 17–3–1 Kazuyuki Fujita KO (Punch) RIZIN FF 1 April 17, 2016 1 3:18 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 16–3–1 Muhammed Lawal KO (Punch) RIZIN WGP part 2: Iza December 31, 2015 1 5:09 Saitama, Japan RIZIN World Grand Prix 2015 Final.
Win 16–2–1 Vadim Nemkov TKO (Retirement) RIZIN WGP part 2: Iza December 31, 2015 1 10:00 Saitama, Japan RIZIN World Grand Prix 2015 Semi-Finals.
Win 15–2–1 Satoshi Ishii KO (Head Kick and Knees) RIZIN WGP part 1: Saraba December 29, 2015 1 1:36 Saitama, Japan RIZIN World Grand Prix 2015 Quarter-Finals.
Win 14–2–1 Evgeni Kondratov KO (Punch) ProFC 59 - Battle of Kursk 3 November 21, 2015 1 4:23 Kursk, Russia
Win 13–2–1 Michal Fijalka TKO (Corner Stoppage) GCF 31 - Cage Fight 6 May 22, 2015 1 5:00 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 12–2–1 Rokas Stambrauskas TKO (Corner Stoppage) GCF Challenge - Back in the Fight 4 March 27, 2015 1 5:00 Příbram, Czech Republic
Draw 11–2–1 Mikhail Mokhnatkin Draw (Majority) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 18 December 20, 2014 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 11–2 Darko Stošić TKO (Punches) GCF Challenge - Cage Fight 5 November 14, 2014 1 1:09 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 10-2 Tomáš Penz TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) GCF 28 - Cage Fight 4 June 6, 2014 1 0:48 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 9-2 Viktor Bogutzki Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) GCF 27 - Road to the Cage March 21, 2014 1 2:17 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 8-2 Martin Šolc KO (Flying Knee) GCF 26 - Fight Night December 7, 2013 3 4:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 7-2 Oliver Dohring TKO (Punches) RTC - Rock the Cage 4 October 12, 2013 1 N/A Greifswald, Germany
Loss 6-2 Abdul-Kerim Edilov Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 12 June 20, 2013 1 1:56 Moscow, Russia
Win 6–1 Radovan Estocin KO (Flying Knee and Punches) GCF 23 - MMA Cage Fight 2 May 10, 2013 1 0:26 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 5-1 Josef Žák TKO (Punches) GCF 19 - Back in the Fight 2 February 15, 2013 1 N/A Příbram, Czech Republic
Loss 4-1 Bojan Veličković TKO (Punches) Supreme Fighting Championship 1 - Balkan Fighter Night December 9, 2012 1 N/A Belgrade, Serbia
Win 4–0 Denić Strahinja Submission (Triangle Choke) RFN - Ring Fight Brno November 15, 2012 1 2:10 Brno, Czech Republic
Win 3–0 Martin Vaniš TKO (punches) GCF 17 - Big Cage Ostrava 2 October 20, 2012 1 2:48 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Win 2–0 Vladimir Eis KO (Knee) GCF 15 - Justfight Challenger August 24, 2012 1 1:02 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Win 1–0 Stanislav Futera KO (Punch) GCF 10 - Battle in the Cage April 7, 2012 1 0:53 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jiri". Sherdog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "UFC signs European light heavyweight champion". ESPN.com. 2020-01-15. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  3. "Jiří "Denisa" Procházka | MMASERVIS.cz - český mma magazín". MMASERVIS.cz (in čeština). 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2020-01-27.

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