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Who won Prochazka vs Pereira?
Alex Pereira beat Jiri Prochazka by during the main event of UFC 295, on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alex Pereira.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Prochazka vs Pereira stats
Jiri Prochazka stepped 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.
Alex Pereira made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Prochazka had an advantage in power over Pereira, with a 86% knock out percentage over Pereira's 75%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Prochazka had a slight advantage over Pereira, with a 10% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Jiri Prochazka was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Prochazka was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 48 to Pereira's 25.
Prochazka vs Pereira form
Prochazka had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
Pereira had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alex Pereira had been fighting more than Jiri Prochazka.
Going to this contest, Jiri Prochazka had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 17 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing had been 3 months and 30 days ago.
Prochazka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Prochazka vs Pereira?
Jiri Prochazka was a 21/20 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alex Pereira made his way into the ring at 4/5 (-120) with oddsmakers.