Jiri Prochazka (martial artist)
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October 14, 1992
Hostěradice, Czech Republic
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Team||Jetsaam Gym Brno|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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. He previously competed at Rizin FF where he was the Light Heavyweight Champion.
Mixed martial arts career
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. 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 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.
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
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|30 matches||26 wins||3 losses|
|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|
- "Jiri". Sherdog.
- "UFC signs European light heavyweight champion". ESPN.com. 2020-01-15. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
- "Jiří "Denisa" Procházka | MMASERVIS.cz - český mma magazín". MMASERVIS.cz (in čeština). 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
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