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Jiri Prochazka vs Volkan Oezdemir preview
When is Prochazka vs Oezdemir?
Jiri Prochazka could potentially take on Volkan Oezdemir, in Spring 2022.
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 Oezdemir 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.
Volkan Oezdemir would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Prochazka would have an advantage in power over Oezdemir, with a 86% knock out percentage over Oezdemir's 67%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Prochazka would have a slight advantage over Oezdemir, with a 10% submission rate over Oezdemir's 6%.
Jiri Prochazka is the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Prochazka has a height advantage of 2 inches over Oezdemir. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Prochazka is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 7 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 46 to Oezdemir's 47.
Prochazka vs Oezdemir 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.
Oezdemir has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Nikita Krylov at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had won against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
He had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
In terms of recent activity, Volkan Oezdemir has been fighting more than Jiri Prochazka.
Jiri Prochazka last fought 11 months and 21 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 7 months and 10 days ago.
Prochazka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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