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Jiri Prochazka vs Magomed Ankalaev preview
When is Prochazka vs Ankalaev?
Jiri Prochazka could potentially face Magomed Ankalaev, in Early 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Prochazka vs Ankalaev stats
Jiri Prochazka would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Magomed Ankalaev would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Prochazka would have a massive power advantage over Ankalaev, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Prochazka would have a slight advantage over Ankalaev, with a 10% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Jiri Prochazka is the same age as Magomed Ankalaev, at 30 years old.
Prochazka has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ankalaev. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Prochazka is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Ankalaev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 46 to Ankalaev's 44.
Prochazka vs Ankalaev form
Prochazka has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated Glover Teixeira at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by in the 5th round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat C B Dollaway at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Light Heavyweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Before that, he had won against F bio Maldonado at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
He had beat Muhammed Lawal at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Rizin Light Heavyweight championship fight at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
Ankalaev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he drew Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by split draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had beat Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Magomed Ankalaev has been fighting more than Jiri Prochazka.
Jiri Prochazka last fought 9 months and 12 days ago, while Magomed Ankalaev's last outing was 3 months and 13 days ago.
Prochazka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Prochazka vs Ankalaev?
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