Jiri Prochazka is a rising Czech professional mixed martial artist. The multi-talented fighter is also a former amateur Muay Thai kickboxer. He has been competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championships since 2020. Jiri is also Gold Medalist in the Czech National championships. He was also an active freestyle BMX rider and a floorball player.
Jiri Prochazka was born on October 14, 1992, in Znojmo, Czech Republic. Jiri rose to fame only after his successful career as an MMA fighter so, much information about his parents and his early life under the radar. His father died when he was six years old. In his youth, he played football for a local team before he transitioned to Muay Thai. Jiri stands six feet and three inches tall and weighs 93 kgs.
Jiri Prochazka has an estimated net worth of more than $200,000. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his successful career as a fighter. Jiri has been fighting in professional matches for almost a decade. The average salary of a UFC fighter is more than $60,000 annually. Prochazka must be making a handsome amount from his sponsors and advertising deals.
In 2020, Jiri took home $153,500 from a single match against Volkan Oezdemir. Dividing his income, He earned $50,000 to show, $50,000 as a win bonus, $50,000 as Performance of the Night bonus, and $3,500 for fight week incentive pay. His opponent earned $100,000 despite losing the match.
Jiri is an active social media user. His Instagram account with more than 140,000 is filled with posts of his games and his training. Following his posts, We can be sure that Prochazka is single as of April 2021.
Jiri is very much early in his career and must be focused on his career rather than spending time with people. The UFC Fighter is very close to his family and spends his free time with his friends.
Jiri started training from a very early age. He started his career in Muay Thai and then Kickboxing. In 2011, Procházka won a national Muay Thai championship. In 2012, Jiri turned professional and made his debut against Stanislav Futera and won the match via KO in the very first round. In December 2012, The fighter lost his first professional match against Bojan Velickovic in SFC: Balkan Fighter Night.
In December 2013, Jiri won the inaugural GCF Light Heavyweight Championship against Martin Solc. He defended his title in the next few matches. In 2015, The fighter made his heavyweight debut in Rizin World Grand Prix. He lost the final of the series against Muhammed Lawal. In 2019, Prochazka won the inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Championship against Muhammed Lawal.
In 2019, Jiri defended his title in the Rizin 20. In early 2020, He signed with UFC and made his debut in UFC 251 against Volkan Oezdemir. Prochazka won the match via KO in the second round and also Performance of the Night. Jiri was set to face Dominick Reyes in the UFC Fight Night 186 but, Reyes pulled off from the match citing injury, and the game is rescheduled for May 1.
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