On July 11, 2020, light heavyweight contender, Jiří Procházka, 27W 3L 1DR, made one hell of a first impression on his UFC debut, in knocking out Volkan Oezdemir, 17W 5L, inside the 2nd round at UFC 251 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, A/K A Fight Island. Procházka fights like a wild animal with a very unorthodox style, luring his opponents into danger, as he did with Oezdemir. Procházka keeps his hands low, but has an exceptionally long reach which can be very deceiving due to the speed in his hands and feet. The first round was pretty even as Procházka and Oezdemir engaged in a fast paced, stand up battle showcasing a high level of striking. In between rounds Procházka was all smiles, and signs of no worries, as his corner men gently applied ice packs without urgency. Early into the 2nd round, Procházka landed a headkick so clean it stunned Oezdemir, and placed him in immediate danger. Procházka then smelled blood, and began closing in picking his shots, eventually landing a punch which landed square on Oezdemir’s face, knocking him out unconscious. Oezdemir was laying on the canvas with his body twisted, face planted on the mat like he just fell 4 stories off a building. One of the most devastating knockouts in 2020 in which the competitor was left asleep on the floor for quite some time. Procházka came into the bout with a ton of fight experience, and not too many people were surprised with this outcome, given his reputation. This guy is not familiar with the judges scorecards, he’s knocked out almost all of is opponents, and only has one decision victory on his record. The UFC’s light heavyweight division just got a little more interesting, and I look forward to seeing Jiří Procházka step inside the UFC octagon with another game opponent, in the near future.