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Jiří Procházka

Light Heavyweight Division

30-5-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


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Jiří Procházka

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Learn more about Jiří Procházka's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Hostěradice, Czechia
Trains at
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Octagon Debut
Jul. 11, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • 26 wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, Triangle)
  • 23 first round finishes
  • Has won 14 of his last 16
  • Has won 11 of his last 14 fights via knockout
  • Last three pre-UFC wins were over CB Dollaway, Fabio Maldonado, King Mo Lawal
  • Holds wins over Kazuyuki Fujita, Satoshi Ishii, Darko Stosic
  • Also faced Abdul-Kerim Edilov and Bojan Velickovic

UFC 303 (6/29/24) Procházka was knocked out by Alex Pereira at :13 of the second round

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Procházka stopped Aleksandar Rakić via strikes at 3:17 of the second round 

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Procházka was stopped by Alex Pereira via strikes at 4:08 of the second round in a fight for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title 

UFC 275 (6/12/22) Procházka submitted Glover Teixeira via rear naked choke at 4:32 of the fifth round to win the UFC light heavyweight title. Vacated title due to injury

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Procházka knocked out Dominick Reyes at 4:29 of the second round

UFC 251 (7/11/20) Procházka knocked out Volkan Oezdemir at :49 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in January 2009 to direct my aggressive energy in something positive.

What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur Muay Thai Czech National champion,
2x GCF light heavyweight champion, 2x RIZIN FF light heavyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Scorpion, Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the league of the best fighters in the world and a chance to show my power at the highest level.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I study at college now. I am in my 2nd year of studies.

What was your job before you started fighting? Security in disco club

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jumping knee