Nov 11 2023
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
29-3-0
KO 2
KO 2
8-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
36
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

SUBKOKOKOKO
Form
SDKOKOKOUD
29
Wins
8
25
By KO
6
86
KO%
75
3
By SUB
0
10
SUB%
0
3
Loses
2
2
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015
0
Bouts
0
0
Rounds
0
0 seconds
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

1
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
7

Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira report

Who won Prochazka vs Pereira?

Alex Pereira beat Jiri Prochazka by knockout in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC 295, on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Jiri Prochazka's 5th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2020. Alex Pereira marked his 8th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2021.

Jiri Prochazka's UFC record stood at 4-1-0, while Alex Pereira's came in at 7-1-0.

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 24 more professional rounds, 50 to Pereira's 26.

Prochazka vs Pereira form

Prochazka had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 opponents and going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Glover Teixeira at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious against F bio Maldonado at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.

He had won against 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 beaten 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 lost to 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 was victorious against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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, 11 months and 19 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing had been 10 months and 1 day ago.

Prochazka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 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 2 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 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.

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