Jiri Prochazka introduced himself as the most recent contender within the UFC light-heavyweight division with a shocking knockout of former title contender Volkan Oezdimir.
The previous Rizin world champion was making his debut on Struggle Island at UFC 251 and made certain to seize as many headlines as he may while closing out the preliminary card on Yas Island.
Prochazka landed an enormous head kick, adopted by a barrage of punches within the second spherical to depart Oezdimir on the cage, earlier than touchdown a one-two which crumpled ‘No Time’ to the canvas.
The Czech fighter was as braggadocios and lavish as many followers had hoped and the primary spherical featured loads of gestures and taunts.
Nevertheless, he picked up the tempo within the second spherical and the large proper hand he landed initially of the second compelled referee Marc Goddard to step in and assist the stricken former world title contender.
“I need to take a title – that’s my mission. That’s my mission right here,” Prochazka mentioned after the battle.
Prochazka recorded his 11th consecutive victory on Struggle Island and his 24th by stoppage in whole and will nicely be a contender at 205lbs.
World champion Jon Jones appeared to stroll away from the game earlier this summer time owing to a pay dispute, however was anticipated to face Jan Blachowicz earlier than his sudden departure.