Jiri Prochazka determined to challenge for UFC title vs Jamahal Hill after returning to the octagon in September

After his injury and subsequent forfeiture of his title, Jiri Prochazka has had ample time to come to terms with the news of former middleweight champion Alex Pereira’s entry into his weight class, which has resulted in significant changes to the division.

The 6’5″ and 205-pound fighter had been dominating in the UFC and had recently won a memorable battle against Glover Teixeira to become champion.

But unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury that has been described as the worst in the history of the promotion. Despite this setback, fans can look forward to his comeback at the end of the year.

Jiri Prochazka

Jiri talks about Alex Pereira 

During a recent interview, the European sensation expressed their thoughts on Alex Pereira’s decision to move up to the light heavyweight division. Stating that it is beneficial for the weight class to have top-tier fighters like Pereira competing in it. Their exact words were:

“Nice stand-up style guy, a lot of skills, and I’m looking forward to seeing him in our division because he is high. He’s very good for our division. I’m glad to see guys like him in our division because it’s a new opportunity to show the best from us, because he’s good.”

Despite being a relative newcomer to the UFC with only three fights under his belt. Prochazka has quickly made a name for himself as a must-see fighter.

His debut victory over Volkan Oezdemir was a spectacular finish. While his devastating knockout of Dominick Reyes earned him the distinction of having one of the best knockouts of the year.

In his most recent fight, he engaged in a thrilling battle with the legendary Glover Teixeira. Which is sure to be remembered as a future Hall-of-Fame-worthy performance.

With the division in a state of flux, it remains uncertain who will hold the championship belt by the time ‘Denisa’ makes his comeback. However, the fighter has revealed that he has been guaranteed an immediate title shot upon his return.

What more did Jiri Prochazka had to say?

Upon declaring his intention to shift his focus from middleweight to the light heavyweight division. Fans began to ponder who Alex Pereira’s first opponent should be in his new weight class.

While he appeared somewhat unsure, Jiri expressed his opinion that it would be appropriate for the second or third-ranked fighter in the division. Currently Magomed Ankalaev or Jan Blachowicz, to be the one to welcome Alex Pereira to his new weight class.

Although he will have to work his way up the ranks to earn a shot at the championship. The fighter from South America is eager to avenge his good friend Teixeira and has expressed a strong desire to face the current light heavyweight champion, Jamahal Hill.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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