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Jiri Prochazka vs Kamaru Usman preview
When is Prochazka vs Usman?
Jiri Prochazka could set to fight Kamaru Usman, in Summer 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 Usman 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.
Kamaru Usman would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Prochazka would have a massive power advantage over Usman, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Prochazka would have a slight advantage over Usman, with a 10% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Jiri Prochazka is the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Prochazka has a height advantage of 4 inches over Usman. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Prochazka's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Usman's, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 months earlier than Usman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 27 less professional rounds, 46 to Usman's 73.
Prochazka vs Usman 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.
Usman has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Jiri Prochazka.
Jiri Prochazka last fought 11 months and 29 days ago, while Kamaru Usman's last outing was 2 months and 22 days ago.
Prochazka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Prochazka vs Usman?
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