Known by the nickname The Giant, Jiri Prochazka is a Czech mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was recently selected to be part of the inaugural Rizin FF roster and competed in their heavyweight tournament on December 29, 2015 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan against former Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko on New Year’s Eve 2015. He ended up winning the fight via unanimous decision and became the inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion. Jiri Prochazka Is the Inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion
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Jiri Prochazka is a Czech professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion and … Jiri Prochazka Is the Inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion
Jiri Proch Prochazka is a Czech professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the light heavyweight division of Fight Nights Global. He was a cast member on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir and fought for M-1 Global in their middleweight division before joining Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has also competed for Bellator MMA, Pancrase, King of the Cage, Legend FC, KSW and Shark Fights
Born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, Jiri stands at 6’1 tall. He has an older brother and sister who he grew up with during his childhood days. Although they all shared a single room at their home, they had a happy upbringing which was void of any financial problems. His father was a painter while his mother worked as a housekeeper until she retired due to health reasons.
He has been married to his wife Kateřina since 2010 and they live in Prague, Czech Republic. He has two children from a previous relationship. He graduated from college with a degree in business administration. Jiri Prochazka : Career: His fighting career began with K-1 before he transitioned into mixed martial arts (MMA). He was formerly signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) but he last fought for Epic Fighting Championships.
Jiri Prochazka is a Czech light heavyweight mixed martial artist, who currently competes in Rizin Fighting Federation. His professional career began with a submission victory via neck crank at GCF 16 on May 18, 2010. This won him his first Czech title and then another after beating Krystof Klovan by second-round TKO at GCF 17 on June 28, 2010.
Prochazka was born in Maribor, Slovenia but moved to Olomouc in Czech Republic at a young age. He is fluent in Czech, Slovak and English.
KSW 6 Fighter of The Year 2009; KSW 2010 Fighter of The Year; KSW 14 Championship Fight Of The Year; WGP 2005 Czech Championship Gold Medalist -94 kg. He has also fought for M-1 Global and Bellator Fighting Championships. He is signed with One FC and GLORY. He trains at Gym Stari Grad with UFC veterans Michal Materla, Jan Blachowicz, Ondrej Hutnik, Krystof Hrabik and Martin Kaňo.
$1.5 Million USD (approx.) Jiri Prochazka is a Czech professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion and…
Czech mixed martial artist Jiri Prochazka has been competing in professional mixed martial arts since 2007. Since then, he’s gone on to win five fights and three championships. Today, Jiri is a professional competitor in one of the world’s largest MMA promotions, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). With his latest fight against Thiago Silva at UFC 190, Jiri has secured his spot as a contender for a shot at winning an Ultimate Fighting Championship title belt.
He is currently ranked #15 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings. He became #14 on February 1, 2014 after his 3rd round TKO win over former UFC title contender Vladimir Matyushenko. He was expected to face Jared Hamman at UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10, 2014 but Hamman pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Kenny Robertson.
I want to fight here in Japan. That’s my main focus, and I would like to fight again in Czech Republic. When it comes to MMA, I only see two options: UFC or Japan. For now, I am focused on fighting in either UFC or Rizin against any top contender that is ready for a challenge. Right now, I am focused on recovering from my injuries and working hard to get back into championship shape.
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MMANewsline interviews Jiri Prochazka, inaugural Rizin Fighting Federation light heavyweight champion. MMANewsline’s Mike The Truth Jackson speaks with Jiri about his victory over Teodoras Aukstuolis at last Friday’s Grand Prix event. Q: Did you watch any other fights at last Friday’s Grand Prix? How was it fighting right after so many exciting and competitive bouts?
What is Jiri Prochazka walk around weight?
Prochazka fights at 205 lbs (93 kg). He is 1.8 m tall. But, he doesn’t like to fight light for MMA, he prefers to weigh around 225 pounds (102 kg) for training. For example, after his impressive win against Anthony Smith in November 2014, he was 3 days out from competition and weighed 221 pounds (100 kg).
How old is Jiri Prochazka?
32 years old in May 2017. He was born on May 12, 1985 in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Who has Jiri Prochazka fought?
Jiri Prochazka is a Czech mixed martial artist. He’s competed in Cage Rage and Tech-Krep FC, where he has won 7 fights out of 11. He’s fought against great opponents like Alessio Sakara and Peter Graham. In 2009, he became a member of Italian MMA organization ACB, which stands for Absolute Championship Berkut. Here, he has 3 wins from 3 fights against Zak Cummings, Paul Daley and Manvel Gamburyan.
Where is Yuri Prochazka from?
Jiri was born in Kladno, Czech Republic. At 5 years old, he started judo. He took part in competitions across Europe until age 18, when he got into a serious accident during training. His tibia snapped from his knee and doctors told him he’d never be able to fight again or even run properly—so he turned to Muay Thai.
What martial arts does Jiri Prochazka know?
The Czech mixed martial artist knows Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling. He has said he wants to incorporate his wrestling skills into his fighting, but would like to be more aggressive. He has been training since 2010, going through multiple gyms until he finally joined Fight Ready in Prague in 2013.
How tall is Jiri Prochazka?
At 6’4, Jiri Prochazka is exceptionally tall for a light heavyweight fighter. His height makes him one of only three light heavyweights to fight at 6’4 (the other two being Jimi Manuwa and Fabio Maldonado). It also means that he has a significant reach advantage over most opponents—his 78 reach is an inch longer than average.