Jiri Prochazka predicts bold outcome for possible Alex Pereira rematch: “I believe I’m better”

Ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming bout against Aleksandar Rakić, Jiri Prochazka recently expressed that he is looking for a rematch against Alex Pereira.

After having lost his light heavyweight belt to Alex Pereira at UFC 295, Jiri Prochazka is eyeing the belt again.

Jiri Prochazka seeks Alex Pereira rematch

In an exclusive interview with Full Violence, Jiri Prochazka expressed his anticipation for the upcoming bout against Aleksandar Rakić and hinted at his desire for a rematch with “Poatan.”

“I want to have the rematch. Not because I want revenge, but because I believe I’m better,” said Prochazka.

“Up until that one mistake (Pereira’s left hook that got Prochazka), the fight was mine. I believe I can win that fight and then win that belt… and then proceed with my career,” expressed Jiri.

Alex Pereira, the 2 division UFC and Glory Champion, is also headlining UFC 300, the same card in which Prochazka is fighting in the prelims, and going against Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill, defending his Light-Heavyweight title.

Although Prochazka has expressed wanting to have a rematch against Pereira, it can also be speculated that “Poatan” might go up a weight category and try fighting at Heavyweight. The news for the same went viral after Interim-Heavyweight Champion Tom Aspinall told media that Pereira was eyeing Aspinall.

Jiri Prochazka set to face Aleksandar Rakić at UFC 300

Jiri Prochazka is set to face Aleksandar Rakić as the main prelim event at UFC 300. Prochazka, who is a former Light Heavyweight Champion, is considered a weird and dynamic matchup for most of the division, due to Prochazka’s unique training ethic and styles.

Aleksandar Rakić, an Austrian mixed martial artist and a student at American Top Team, is considered a relatively balanced matchup for Prochazka, and the fight is expected to go either man’s way.

Apart from competing as contenders, Rakić has also occasionally taken jabs at Prochazka’s training and lifestyle, even calling him a ‘fake samurai’. According to Prochazka, Rakić has also referred to the Czech flag as ‘ugly’ and disrespected the colors of the Czech Republic.

Prochazka, in an interview with CNN, mentioned that although he is not the type to actively seek and engage in trash talk, he felt that discussing each other’s nationality is absolutely out of line.

“He is a Serb living in Austria. If I wanted, I could search for information and engage in trash talk too. Just be in your best shape, and I’ll win,” stated Prochazka.

The Aleksandar Rakić vs Jiri Prochazka fight is highly anticipated, and the MMA community on Twitter is distraught that it is not part of the actual main card of UFC 300.

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