Former RIZIN Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka made his UFC debut to finish the UFC 251 prelims. Facing ranked 205-pounder Volkan Oezdemir, the fight went like this.
Bout 8: Volkan Oezdemir (17-4) vs. Jiri Prochakza (26-3-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Oezdemir walked Prochazka down early throwing punches. Prochazka landed with a couple of jabs a minute into the fight. He had interesting little movements and mannerisms throughout the fight, keeping his arms low most of the time. Prochazka got hurt in the second minute with punches that had him running away. Oezdemir hurt Prochazka again with a minute to go in the fight. Oezdemir shot for a takedown in the final moments of the round.
Prochazka landed a head kick early in the second round thast hurt Oezdemir. A punch seconds later hurt Oezdemir. Charing forward, a two-punch combination dropped Oezdemir and ended the fight instantly.
RESULT: Jiri Prochazka def. Volkan Oezdemir via KO, Punch (RD 2, 0:49)
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