Jiri prochazka, who lost to Alex Pereira back in November, was determined that he would get back into the Octagon quickly, regardless of his opponent.
On April 13, ‘Denisa’ will look to climb back into the title picture at 205 when he meets No. Aleksandar Rakic, the No. 5 ranked competitor at UFC 300 Las Vegas. The fight will come five months removed from Prochazka’s devastating second-round knockout at the hands of ‘Poatan’ at the promotion’s 30th-anniversary event last year in Madison Square Garden.
Speaking with Mike Owens in a LowKick MMA exclusive interview, Prochazka — the division’s No. 2 ranked contender — explained that after coming up short in his last outing, he was eager to climb back in the cage. Rakic just happened to be the fighter who was ready, willing, and able to serve as the former champ’s dance partner on fight night.
“I don’t care about what the right fight is for me,” Prochazka said. “I wanted to be back as soon as possible and Alexander was the first one who was free from the top five guys at light heavyweight. So I called him about the fight.”