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WATCH: Jiri Prochazka stops Aleksandar Rakic in the second round at UFC 300

LockerRoom Team
14 April 2024

In a display of sheer dominance, Jiri Prochazka reaffirmed his status as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC light heavyweight division with a stunning victory over Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 300. Prochazka's performance left fans in awe as he unleashed a relentless barrage of strikes to finish Rakic at 3:17 of Round 2 in the highly anticipated featured preliminary bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout began with Rakic showcasing his leg kicks, while Prochazka exhibited his trademark versatility by fluidly switching stances. Despite a technical exchange in Round 1, the action escalated in Round 2 as Prochazka showcased his energy and aggression.

Prochazka seized control of the fight, rocking Rakic with a powerful combination that sent his opponent into retreat. With each strike, Prochazka gained momentum, relentlessly pressing the attack as Rakic struggled to defend against the surging onslaught.

A decisive punch from Prochazka sent Rakic stumbling, ultimately leading to his downfall as gravity forced him to the canvas. Prochazka wasted no time, pouncing on his fallen opponent and delivering a barrage of punishing blows until referee Herb Dean intervened to stop the fight.

Following his emphatic victory, Prochazka wasted no time in setting his sights on championship gold, calling for a title shot against the winner of the UFC 300 main event between Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill.

At 31 years old, Prochazka's victory marks a triumphant return to form after a hiatus due to injury. His previous title victory over Glover Teixeira in June 2022 was followed by a period of recovery, during which the light heavyweight title changed hands before his eventual defeat to Alex Pereira.

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Meanwhile, Rakic, 32, faced disappointment in his return to the octagon following a knee injury that required surgery. Despite his valiant efforts, Rakic was unable to overcome the relentless assault from Prochazka, marking a setback in his comeback journey.

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