“Me vs You” – Jan Blachowicz Calls Out Jiri Prochazka After Watching His Spectacular KO Victory Over Dominick Reyes at UFC Vegas 25

Published 05/02/2021, 6:44 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)


Jiri ‘Denisa’ Prochazka, the former Rizin FF light heavyweight champion, got his second UFC victory with a spectacular KO at UFC Vegas 25 against Dominick Reyes. This KO triumph had a tremendous impact on the MMA community. It was so impactful, that the UFC light heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz, shared his reaction. 

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Blachowicz, who was extremely impressed, expressed his desire to fight the Czech fighter. ‘The Polish Power’ wrote, “Hey. @jiri_bjp. Me vs. you in Cieszyn. Prince vs. Samurai. Sword vs. Katana. #LegendaryPolishPower”.

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After this spectacular KO victory, Prochazka may just have made himself the undeniable no.1 pick as the potential challenger for the light heavyweight title. Hence, ‘Denisa’ might be the one to be preferred to fight the winner of UFC 266’s title fight between Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira. 

A quick look at Jan Blachowicz and Jiri Prochazka professional MMA records

The current UFC light heavyweight champion, Blachowicz, has an impressive professional MMA record of 28-8-0 (W-L-D). Out of his 28 victories, 17 (8 T/KO, 9 submissions) of them have come via finishes. 

Furthermore, the Polish champ is the only fighter to beat Israel Adesanya in a professional MMA fight. Blachowicz successfully defended his title for the first time via a spectacular unanimous decision win over Adesanya at UFC 259.

Meanwhile, Jiri Prochazka, the former Rizin FF light heavyweight champion, has a remarkable professional MMA record of 28-3-1 (W-L-D). ‘Denisa’ has claimed 27 finishes (25 via T/KO). Hence, he can stake his claim as one of the best knockout artists in the sport’s light heavyweight division.

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Prochazka has only had two fights in the UFC. In his first fight, he beat the former title challenger, Volkan Oezdemir, via KO on Fight Island. Subsequently, he unleashed another brutal display against another former title challenger in, ‘The Devastator‘. Courtesy of his impressive displays, ‘Denisa’ also received the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for both of his fights.

If the fight between Jan Blachowicz and Jiri Prochazka ever happens, no matter who wins or loses, it will surely be one of the most exciting collisions of the UFC light heavyweight division.

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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