UFC 251: Jiri Prochazka knocks out Volkan Oezdemir in UFC debut by Adam Stocker
Jiri Prochazka (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC through Getty Images)
Jiri Prochazka has effective UFC debut, KOs Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251.
Among the more under-the-radar notes heading into UFC 251 was the expected debut of former RIZIN light heavyweight champ Jiri Prochazka– and it wound up being an extremely effective one, as he knocked out former UFC title opposition Volkan Oezdemir in the highlighted prelim bout.
The bout itself was a vibrant and insane one, as UFC fans got to see, for the first time, Prochazka’s loose design, talking with his opponent and dropping his hands, even when taking strikes, in the past following up with his own mixes and power shots.
UFC 251: Jiri Prochazka KOs Volkan Oezdemir in effective Octagon debut
Prochazka split Oezdemir early on in the bout, just for Oezdemir to storm back and problem Prochazka in the exact same round.
Completion came in the opening minute of the second, nevertheless, as Prochazka tossed a mix that resulted in a heavy right hook that dropped Oezdemir out cold.
This win marks 11 in a row for Prochazka, a streak that has actually likewise seen him beat Brandon Halsey, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Fabio Maldonado and C.B. Dollaway.
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