Jiri Prochazka has been creating quite a buzz after his spectacular win against Dominick Reyes. At UFC Vegas 25, Prochazka emerged as one of toughest light-heavyweight contenders.
Following his incredible performance, he jumped up to the second rank and took Aleksander Rakic’s old spot. Rakic believes that a number one contender fight with Prochazka is the answer to a shot at the title.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Rakic said, “He did a great performance. He knocked out Reyes. He’s now a top contender, and this fight makes sense against Jiri.
“The result what happened on Saturday is the best thing that could have happened to me because this wakes my attention, my motivation. I’m even now more motivated to go back to the gym, to train harder and harder.”
Rakic remains a tough contender after his recent wins against some of the best fighters. First, he defeated 29-year-old Anthony Smith and then he fought and beat Thiago Santos.
“I know I can knock anybody out in the division, and I can finish anybody in the division. It’s just a matter of time. I don’t want to force any knockouts or any submission. It will come by itself.
“But I know what I’m capable of doing, and this is the fight that makes the most sense, me and Jiri, and the winner is gonna fight for the title.”
Prochazka is proving to be a bright prospect for the UFC. If he wins a fight against Aleksander Rakic, it will further enhace his footing in the game.
It is the right time to schedule a fight in order to determine who is the most-worthy of facing champion Jan Blachowicz in 2021.