Kamaru Usman Daniel Cormier and Other UFC Stars React to Jiri Prochazka’s Stunning Spinning Elbow Knockout

Published 05/02/2021, 1:08 AM EDT

The main event at UFC Vegas 25 saw Jiri Prochazka take on former UFC title challenger, Dominick Reyes. ‘Denisa’ made his UFC debut against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251 last July. He followed up his sensational debut in style as it took him a little under six minutes to destroy ‘The Devastator’.


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Prochazka, who was a former Rizin light heavyweight champion, was signed to the UFC shortly after defending his belt for the first time against C. Dollaway. Given his accomplishments, there was a lot of hype surrounding Prochazka. However, after his first two fights in the UFC, it is safe to say that the hype is justified. 


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Twitter reacts as Jiri Prochazka secured the third spinning elbow knockout in UFC history

‘The Black Beast’ reckons Jiri Prochazka is a real threat at 205-pounds.

Adrian Yanez summed up the main event perfectly.

It is safe to say that ‘Denisa’ made a statement with his performance tonight.

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman shared his thoughts on the fight tonight.

Former light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier did not hold back in his praise for Jiri Prochazka.

Casey O’Neill summed up her thoughts on the main event at UFC Vegas 25.

Alan Jouban reacted to only the third spinning elbow knockout in UFC history.

Mallory Martin shared her thoughts on the fight.

Tanner Boser praised the reaction time on Prochazka.

Kevin Holland was unapologetically himself in his Twitter reaction.

Jiri Prochazka will most definitely secure a ’50k’ bonus after that fight.

Brad Tavares reckons Jiri Prochazka is a true contender for the belt at 205-pounds.

A spinning elbow is seldom more perfectly executed than what Prochazka threw tonight.


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After a performance like that, it is undeniable that Prochazka is a force to be reckoned with at 205-pounds. In just his second fight in the UFC, he has cemented himself as a top prospect. It is unlikely that he will get a title shot in his next fight. However, he will surely fight a top contender in his third Octagon appearance.


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Who do you want Jiri Prochazka to face next? Let us know in the comments below!


Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.



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