How tall is Jiri Prochazka?

Last Modified Jun 25, 2024 01:10 GMT
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Jiri Prochazka


Jiri Prochazka is widely known for his takedown accuracy and striking ability among MMA fans worldwide. Since starting his professional career in 2012, the Czech fighter has acquired a record of 30 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. Along with 26 knockout wins and 23 first-round finishes, Prochazka has ornamented his fight resume, which easily makes him stand out from the rest of his competitors.


Moreover, the 31-year-old mixed martial artist is recognized for his love and passion for the Samurai and Bushido principles. He is often seen advocating ‘The Book of Five Rings’ by Miyamoto Musashi and preaching about how the printed work has helped him transform his goals and mindset.


Jiri Prochazka made his professional debut in April 2012 and won the bout via knockout at a promotion called GCF in the Czech Republic. Likewise, Prochazka has competed in numerous promotions before making his UFC debut. Some of the other regional championship events the fighter has previously taken part in are Rock the Cage, Fight Nights, SFC, and ProFC. Adding on, he is a former Rizin Fighting Federation’s light heavyweight champion.



Jiri Prochazka Height


Jiri Prochazka stands at 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall. The average height of a UFC light heavyweight contender is said to be 6 feet, 2 inches. Hence, Prochazka is considered to be taller than an average contender in his weight class.



Jiri Prochazka Weight


Jiri Prochazka weighs 205 lbs (92 kg). The average weight limit for a UFC light heavyweight contender is between 186 and 205 lbs (84 to 93 kg). Therefore, Jiri Prochazka is fit to be a light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.



Jiri Prochazka UFC Stint


Jiri Prochazka made his octagon debut against the former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251. He knocked out Oezdemir at 0:49 in the second round and won the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for his showcase. For his second bout, Prochazka faced another former light heavyweight title challenger, Dominick Reyes, and won the bout via a spinning back elbow kick in the second round. Hence, Prochazka was given a title shot against Glover Teixeira, who was the reigning champion back then.


The Czech, with his astonishing ground game, submitted Teixeira in the fifth round via a rear naked choke submission and became the UFC light heavyweight champion in Kallang, Singapore, at UFC 275. The fight also earned him a performance bonus and was awarded as the ‘Fight of the Year’ in 2022. However, Prochazka had to vacate his championship due to a shoulder injury, which kept him away from the octagon for more than a year.


Prochazka faced Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title but lost the bout via a second-round TKO.


For his last outing, Prochazka TKO'd Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024.


Moreover, the former champion is set to face Alex Pereira once again for the light heavyweight gold at UFC 303 on June 29, 2024.





*Last updated on June 25, 2024

FAQs on Jiri Prochazka Height

A. Jiri Prochazka stands at 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall.


A. Jiri Prochazka weighs 205 lbs(92 kg).


A. He made his octagon debut against the former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251.


A. The Czech fighter has acquired a record of 30 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.


A. Prochazka had to vacate his championship due to a shoulder injury, which kept him away from the octagon for more than a year.


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