Apr 13 2024
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
29-4-0
KO 2
KO 2
14-3-0

The tape

31
Age
32
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOKOKO
Form
KOUDUDSDKO
29
Wins
14
25
By KO
9
86
KO%
64
3
By SUB
1
10
SUB%
7
4
Loses
3
3
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
34
Bouts
17
48
Rounds
32
2 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
6

Jiri Prochazka vs Aleksandar Rakic report

Who won Prochazka vs Rakic?

Jiri Prochazka beat Aleksandar Rakic by knockout in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 300, on Saturday 13th April 2024 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Prochazka vs Rakic stats

Jiri Prochazka stepped into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Aleksandar Rakic made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Jiri Prochazka's 5th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2020. Aleksandar Rakic marked his 9th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2017.

Jiri Prochazka's UFC record stood at 4-1-0, while Aleksandar Rakic's came in at 6-3-0.

The stats suggested Prochazka had a large advantage in power over Rakic, boasting a 86% knock out percentage over Rakic's 64%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Prochazka had a slight advantage over Rakic, with a 10% submission rate over Rakic's 7%.

Jiri Prochazka was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Prochazka had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Prochazka was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 months later than Rakic, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 50 to Rakic's 34.

Prochazka vs Rakic form

Prochazka had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Dominick Reyes at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.

Before that, 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.

He was victorious against F bio Maldonado at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.

Rakic had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Thiago Santos at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Volkan Oezdemir 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 Jimi Manuwa at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jiri Prochazka had been fighting more than Aleksandar Rakic.

Going to this contest, Jiri Prochazka had last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Aleksandar Rakic's last outing had been 2 years and 10 days ago.

Prochazka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Rakic's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Prochazka vs Rakic?

Jiri Prochazka was a 20/23 (-110) favourite going into the contest, while Aleksandar Rakic made his way into the ring at 20/21 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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