Jiri Prochazka (martial artist)
October 14, 1992
Hostěradice, Czech Republic, ČSFR
|Other names||Denise (Czech: Denisa)|
Denni (Czech: Deniska)
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (2012–2015, 2017–present)|
|Fighting out of||Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic|
|Team||Jetsaam Gym Brno (2012–present)|
|Trainer||Martin Karaivanov (Jetsaam Gym) (head coach & kickboxing coach) |
Jaroslav Hovězák (Jetsaam Gym) (MMA coach) 
Zdeněk Dohnal (Girja Brno) (strength coach)
Tomáš Hron (sparring partner)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: July 07, 2020
Jiří Procházka (Czech: [jɪˈr̝iː pr̩oˈxaːˈzka] (YI-RZHEE PRO-GHAH-ZKA); born October 14, 1992) is a Czech mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion and a former Czech GCF Light Heavyweight Champion. As of July 10, 2020, he is ranked #14 in the Fight Matrix's World light heavyweight rankings.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 References
- 7 External links
In his youth, he played football for a local team before he transitioned to Muay Thai and won the national title in Thai boxing on June 30, 2011. He was also an active BMX rider and a floorball player.
Mixed martial arts career
Gladiator Fighting Championship
Procházka made his professional MMA debut in April 2012 for the Gladiator Fighting Championship promotion in his native Czech Republic. In his tenth professional bout, he won the GCF Light Heavyweight Championship in the back-and-forth fight against Martin Šolc via knockout on December 7, 2013 at GCF 26 FN. Video of the bout went viral in Czechia afterwards.
Procházka defended his title against Tomáš Penz on June 6, 2014 at GCF 28: Cage Fight 4. He won the fight via technical knockout in the first round. 
After amassing a record of 14–2–1 during his first three years in the sport, Procházka signed a deal with the Rizin Fighting Federation in 2015.
Rizin Fighting Federation
Procházka's next fight in Rizin was in Iza no Mai -100 kg tournament on December 31, 2015. Procházka won the first fight of tournament against Vadim Nemkov via technical knockout, and then lost in the final fight against Muhammed Lawal via knockout in the first round.
Procházka faced Willian Roberto Alves on September 29, 2017 at Fusion FN 16 - Cage Fight, the homecoming event organized by his team. He won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
Light Heavyweight Champion
Procházka defended the title against C.B. Dollaway on December 31, 2019 at Rizin 20. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. This was the last fight on the Procházka's contract with the Rizin and afterwards signed a new deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and vacated his title.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Procházka made his promotional debut against Volkan Oezdemir on July 11, 2020 at UFC 251. He won the fight by knockout in the second round.
Procházka is well-known as a devoted follower of the Bushido principles, the samurai moral values and the Miyamoto Musashi's teachings and philosophy, especially the Musashi's The Book of Five Rings, which Procházka considered as a life-changing book for him.
Besides his native Czech, Procházka is conversational in English (as of July 2020) and has a working proficiency in Japanese.
His trademark phrase "BJP" (Czech: [bɛːjɛːpɛː]) is the acronym for "Bomby jak píča(!)" (English: Bomb The Shit Out of 'Em[!] or Bomb The Shit Out of Him[!]), it is Procházka's battle cry and also the name of his merchandise brand.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Rizin Fighting Federation
- Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- 1 successful title defense
- 2015 RIZIN Heavyweight Grand Prix Runner Up
- Czech National Championships
- 2011 Champion (-86.20 kg)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||27 wins||3 losses|
|Win||27–3–1||Volkan Oezdemir||KO (punch)||UFC 251||12 July 2020||2||0:49||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||26–3–1||C.B. Dollaway||KO (punches)||Rizin 20||31 December 2019||1||1:55||Saitama, Japan||Defended the Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||25–3–1||Fabio Maldonado||KO (punches)||Rizin 19: Lightweight Grand Prix 1st Round||12 October 2019||1||1:49||Namba, Japan||Heavyweight bout.|
|Win||24–3–1||Muhammed Lawal||TKO (punches)||Rizin 15||21 April 2019||3||3:02||Yokohama, Japan||Won the inaugural Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||23–3–1||Brandon Halsey||TKO (punches)||Rizin 14||31 December 2018||1||6:30||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||22–3–1||Jake Heun||TKO (punches)||Rizin 13||30 September 2018||1||4:29||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||21–3–1||Bruno Henrique Cappelozza||KO (punches)||Rizin 11||28 July 2018||1||1:23||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||20–3–1||Karl Albrektsson||TKO (punches)||Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round||29 December 2017||1||9:57||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||19–3–1||Wilian Roberto Alves||TKO (punches)||Fusion FN 16: Cage Fight||29 September 2017||1||3:14||Brno, Czech Republic||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||18–3–1||Mark Tanios||Decision (unanimous)||Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 1st Round||25 September 2016||5||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Rizin Openweight Grand-Prix 1st round.|
|Win||17–3–1||Kazuyuki Fujita||KO (punch)||Rizin 1||17 April 2016||1||3:18||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||16–3–1||Muhammed Lawal||KO (punch)||Rizin World Grand Prix 2015: Part 2 - Iza||31 December 2015||1||5:09||Saitama, Japan||Lost the Rizin World Grand Prix 2015.|
|Win||16–2–1||Vadim Nemkov||TKO (retirement)||1||1:36||Rizin World Grand Prix 2015 semi-final.|
|Win||15–2–1||Satoshi Ishii||KO (head kick and knees)||Rizin World Grand Prix 2015: Part 1 - Saraba||29 December 2015||1||1:36||Saitama, Japan||Heavyweight debut. Rizin World Grand Prix 2015 quarter-final.|
|Win||14–2–1||Evgeni Kondratov||KO (punch)||ProFC 59: Battle of Kursk 3||21 November 2015||1||4:23||Kursk, Russia|
|Win||13–2–1||Michał Fijałka||TKO (corner stoppage)||GCF 31: Cage Fight 6||22 May 2015||1||5:00||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Win||12–2–1||Rokas Stambrauskas||TKO (knees and punches)||GCF Challenge: Back in the Fight 4||3 November 2018||1||4:51||Příbram, Czech Republic|
|Draw||11–2–1||Mikhail Mokhnatkin||Draw (majority)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 18||20 December 2014||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||11–2||Darko Stošić||TKO (punches)||GCF Challenge: Cage Fight 5||14 November 2014||1||1:09||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Win||10–2||Tomáš Penz||TKO (flying knee and punches)||GCF 28: Cage Fight 4||6 June 2014||1||0:48||Brno, Czech Republic||Defended the GCF Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Viktor Bogutzki||Submission (rear-naked choke)||GCF 27: Road to the Cage||21 March 2014||1||2:17||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Win||8–2||Martin Šolc||KO (flying knee)||GCF 26: Fight Night||7 December 2013||3||4:00||Prague, Czech Republic||Won the GCF Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Oliver Dohring||TKO (punches)||Rock the Cage 4||12 October 2013||1||N/A||Greifswald, Germany|
|Loss||6–2||Abdul-Kerim Edilov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 12||20 June 2013||1||1:56||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Radovan Estocin||KO (flying knee and punches)||GCF 23: MMA Cage Fight 2||10 May 2013||1||0:26||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Win||5–1||Josef Žák||TKO (doctor stoppage)||GCF 19: Back in the Fight 2||15 February 2013||1||N/A||Příbram, Czech Republic|
|Loss||4–1||Bojan Veličković||TKO (punches)||Supreme Fighting Championship 1: Balkan Fighter Night||9 December 2012||1||N/A||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Win||4–0||Strahinja Denić||Submission (triangle choke)||Ring Fight Brno||15 November 2012||1||2:10||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Win||3–0||Martin Vaniš||TKO (punches)||GCF 17: Big Cage Ostrava 2||20 October 2012||1||2:48||Ostrava, Czech Republic|
|Win||2–0||Vladimír Eis||KO (knee)||GCF 15: Justfight Challenger||24 August 2012||1||1:02||Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic|
|Win||1–0||Stanislav Futera||KO (punch)||GCF 10: Battle in the Cage||7 April 2012||1||0:53||Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic||Light Heavyweight debut.|
- Jiří Deniska Procházka: "Hodinovému tréninku se nedá říkat trénink.", Ronnie CZ 2013/02/18. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- K.O. magazín (41) - Jiří "Denisa" Procházka, SPORT 5 2019/10/30. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Jiří "Denisa" Procházka -- cesta bojovníka 2. časť, ProFighters 2014/06/05. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- OKTAGON MAJK #1 - Ivan Buchinger a Jiří Denisa Procházka, OKTAGON MMA 2018/01/29. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Jetsaam Gym má dva mistry ČR v thajském boxu, Bojové Sporty. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Finále MČR v thajském boxu a Evropský pohár - reportáž, Ronnie CZ 2011/07/04. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- "Jiri Prochazka | Fight Matrix". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
- Jiří Procházka - Český zápasník podmanil Japonsko, teď míří do Ameriky, Real Talk 2019/12/13. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Fight and Talk #7 - Jiří "Deniska" Procházka, laktát neexistuje, Patrik Kincl 2019/09/07. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- "JIRI PROCHAZKA "DENISA"", Sherdog 2020/07/11. Retrieved on 2020/07/11.
- VIDEO Svátek MMA: Do klece se vrací brutální Procházka!, Aktuálně 2014/03/21. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Satoshi Ishii, Rizin FF. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Vadim Nemkov, Rizin FF. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Kazuyuki Fujita, Rizin FF. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Mark Tanios, Rizin FF. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- 8. Jiří „Denisa“ Procházka vs Wilian Roberto „Cowboy“ Alves, FUSION FIGHT NIGHT 2017/10/07. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Jiří Procházka vs Karl Albrektsson, Rizin FF. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Takanori Gomi knocks out Melvin Guillard at Rizin 11, MMA Fighting 2018/07/29. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Tajfun udeřil. Poté Procházka v Japonsku ukončil Američana, Sport.cz 2018/10/02. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- BY THE NUMBERS: VOLKAN OEZDEMIR VS. JIRI PROCHAZKA, Sherdog 2020/07/10. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Rizin 15 results: Jiri Prochazka wins title, Kyoji Horiguchi stops Ben Nguyen, MMA Fighting 2019/04/21. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Rizin 19 results: Jiri Prochazka blasts through Fabio Maldonado, Kai Asakura overwhelms Ulka Sasaki, MMA Fighting 2019/10/12. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Video: Jiri Prochazka dribbles CB Dollaway with one-punch knockout at RIZIN 20, MMA Mania 2019/12/31. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- Je to tady! Jiří Procházka míří do UFC, MMA Shorties 2020/01/15. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Jiří "Denisa" Procházka - cesta bojovníka 1. časť, ProFighters 2014/06/03. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- BJP Store, Jiří Procházka. Retrieved on 11 July 2020.
- Procházka o BJP, Reflex 2019/12/25. Retrieved on 12 July 2020.
- "Jiri Prochazka". UFC.com.
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