Jiri Prochazka entered this fight with a professional record of 24-3-1 (96% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 light heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Muhammed Lawal in 2015 (Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal vs Jiri Prochazka), since then he has won eight consecutive bouts defeating Brandon Halsey at the end of 2018 and taking revenge on Lawal in 2019 (Muhammed King Mo Lawal vs Jiri Prochazka 2).
His opponent, the former Fight Nights Global light-Hw champion Fabio Maldonado, has a mma record of 25-13-0 (72% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.64 heavyweight. He fought three times last year losing to Nikita Krylov (Nikita Krylov vs Fabio Maldonado) and Ivan Shtyrkov (Ivan Shtyrkov vs Fabio Maldonado) but then he beat Thiago Silva Batista. Prochazka vs Maldonado is the main even of RIZIN 19. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: RIZIN 19: Lightweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Where: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Prochazka’s previous fight: Muhammed King Mo Lawal vs Jiri Prochazka 2
Prochazka vs Maldonado full fight video:
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