Jiri Prochazka is a UFC newcomer but is making waves in the promotion and here is his net worth, salary, and more
|Jiri Prochazka Facts|
|Birth Place||Znojmo, Czech Republic|
|Net Worth (2021)||~$1million|
|Last Fight Earnings||$153,500|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1992|
|MMA Debut||April 7, 2012|
|Achievements||Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion,|
GFC Light Heavyweight Champion
|Endorsements||Fortuna, Activ Box, Jetsaam 3 Gym, Fitcann,|
Wo Clubb, Telly, BJP
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Jiri Prochazka was born on October 14, 1992, in Czech and Slovak Federative Republic. He was a man of many talents when growing up as he played amateur football, was a freestyle BMX rider, and a floorball player.
He began practising Muay Thai kickboxing at the age of 16 and immediately after his graduation from the academy, won a Muay Thai national championship in 2011. His base as an MMA fighter was already formed by then and he made his professional MMA debut shortly after.
Prochazka fought in a number of MMA promotions in his home country and abroad, but really started to make a name for himself at Rizin FF in Japan, where he also became the light heavyweight champion. The only was up from there and he got a contract with UFC, making his debut in the promotion on July 12, 2020.
Net Worth and Payouts
Jiri Prochazka is believed to have a net worth of approximately $1million as of 2021. This figure is largely down to his time at Rizin FF in Japan and his solitary fight in the UFC last year would have also gone on to contribute to this figure.
The 28-year-old has fought just once in the promotion and received a big $153,500 cheque for his win against Swiss light heavyweight fighter, Volkan Oezdemir, at UFC 251. This includes a Performance of the Night bonus as well. Not bad for a debut.
His previous payouts in other promotions are not known. But he will undoubtedly add to his earnings in the coming years as he is just getting started in the UFC.
MMA and UFC Record
Prochazka has a pretty impressive 28-3-1 professional MMA record and is yet to lose in the UFC, albeit fighting just once in that promotion. The majority of his showings came back in Japan at Rizin.
He is on an 12-fight winning run with his last loss coming against Muhammed Lawal at Rizin World Grand Prix: Part 2 – Iza in 2015. He then had his revenge against Lawal as he beat him at Rizin 15 to win the inaugural Rizin light heavyweight championship.
The Czech fighter went on to defend that belt at Rizin 20 against C.B. Dollaway before his UFC call-up finally came in the first half of 2020. In a much-anticipated match, Prochazka beat Volkan Oezdemir of Switzerland at UFC 251 in July 2020. He is yet to fight since.
Girlfriend, Family, Endorsements
Prochazka reportedly is single but it is unclear if he has a girlfriend or a wife. A lot is unclear about his personal life since he has only come to the limelight recently. His social media is also filled with mostly his exploits in the gym.
Information on his parents is scarce, but it is believed that his father passed away when Prochazka was 6 years old. The Czech contender has a ton of endorsements, meanwhile, and they are listed on his personal, official website.
He is sponsored by brands such as Fortuna, Activ Box, Jetsaam 3 Gym, Fitcann,
Wo Clubb, Telly, BJP, and Vingl.
Prochazka’s debut in the UFC came all the way back in July 2020 but he is yet to fight since that win over light heavyweight fighter, Volkan Oezdemir. But he finally has a fight booked for him now.
He was initially scheduled to fight Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night 186, which would have served as the main event for the PPV, but Reyes backed out, citing injury as the reason. They met in a brilliant clash and it was Prochazka who got the win via a spinning elbow.
Prochazka is now set to get a title shot and faces the winner from Jan Blachowicz (Champion) and Glover Teixeira.
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