Jiri Prochazka gives prediction for title fight against Glover Teixeira

As he nears his first shot at UFC gold, Jiri Prochazka has been candid about how he views the title shot. His game plan is to overcome the pressure Glover brings to Teixeira.

The Czech quickly rose to fame in the octagon with back-to-back outstanding performances against top-flight rivals. His second-round finish from Volkan Oezdemir looked like the perfect start to his UFC career. The 205-pound contender eclipsed that, however, claiming the knockout of 2021 with an elbow on Dominick Reyes.

In a recent interview with martial arts on fanatics view, Jiri Prochazka shared his opinion on how he thinks the fight with Teixeira will develop. He insists that the fighter who can control the pressure in a fight stands a good chance of victory:

“He’s a guy who tries to keep the pressure up in a fight, that’s something I like to do in a fight… I think it’s going to be a big deal who’s holding the pressure or who’s putting that pressure on as a counter-weapon… I don’t want to wait, but I just want to win. It’s a title.”

The light heavyweight reassured fans that he would try to stop the fight at any given opportunity:

“It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be in the first, second, third, fourth or fifth round, it doesn’t matter, I’m ready to finish it any second, from the first round to the fifth round. I’m not the type , who likes to play in the cage, who likes to do some setups or some big strategies in the fight, I like to go straight for the win.

Check out Prochazka’s take on his upcoming title fight and more in the video below:

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Jiri Prochazka’s push for UFC title shot

After just three fights in his UFC career, Jiri Prochazka is one win away from becoming a 205-pound champion. However, the knockout artist is no stranger to holding MMA gold.

The 29-year-old holds both the Ricin and GFC light heavyweight titles. He has victories over former UFC fighters CB Dollaway and Darko Stosic, as well as a finish over defending Bellator champion Vadim Nemkov.

Prochazka is currently on a 12-fight win streak, with 11 of those wins coming by KO. His unusual fighting style has attracted a number of MMA fans to his bouts and may be just what the division needs in Jon Jones’ absence.

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