Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) fights on Saturday in the UFC 275 event in which he attacks the light heavyweight belt held by Brazilian Glover Teixeira (33-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC). The event is really high quality, and we will watch another title fight between Valentine Shevchenko defending her flyweight belt against Taila Santos.
In addition to the two belt fights, we will also watch the rematch of one of the best women’s MMA fights of all time, Zhang Weili against Joanna Jedrezejczyk. Ahead of the fight, which is only a few days away, UFC Hall of Fame member George St-Pierre expressed admiration for Prochazka and said he sees him as a future UFC champion.
“100% (I enjoy watching him). He’s very dangerous. And he’s a great striker,” noted St-Pierre. “But I think, maybe his ground game, we haven’t seen him too much on the ground. He’s never been exposed that much.
That’s the thing, a lot of guys, they haven’t been exposed." “I’m curious to see him compete more. But he’s very impressive. I think he’s going to be the future world champion,” St-Pierre predicted to MMA News.
For Prochazka, this will be only his third appearance in the UFC, and he has already been given the opportunity to fight for the belt. He definitely deserved it with his attractive style and great knockouts in the last two fights.
He is delighted with the GSP statement and wants to prove to him that he was right and make him proud of his performance at the Octagon.
“That’s a huge honor. I read that yesterday. I have to say: He is a true warrior.
Because he is still working. He’s not fighting actively, but he’s still working because he loves it. I understand. I love that. I love the fighting, and it’s a big honor for me”. - Prochazka concluded.