In Rio de Janeiro’s UFC 283, American mixed martial artist Jamahal Hill beat hometown hero Glover Teixeira to clinch the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title. After the event, former Light Heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka congratulated the new champion Jamahal Hill via a short video on Twitter. However, it was more of a threat than a congratulation.
Jiri Prochazka’s message to Jamahal Hill
Former light heavyweight king and knockout artist, Jiri Prochazka threatened new champion Jamahal Hill with an intense message.
“Congratulations – I’m coming. I’m coming!” the Czech Samurai screamed.
In UFC 275 in June 2022, Jiri Prochazka beat Glover Teixeira by a 5th-round submission to claim the light heavyweight belt.
However, in December before UFC 282, “The Czech Samurai” injured his shoulder and quickly agreed to vacate his title.
A fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz to crown a new champion was held at UFC 282, but the fight ended in a draw, resulting in UFC president Dana White immediately announcing that Teixeira and Hill would then fight for the vacant belt.
Who is Jiri Prochazka?
Jiri Prochazka is a Czech mixed martial artist. He competes in the UFC light heavyweight division. He was born on October 14, 1992.
Nicknamed “The Czech Samurai”, he boasts a 29-3-1 MMA record. The knockout artist has a whopping 25 KOs. Prochazka is a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion. As of writing, Prochazka is the #1 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. He is also #10 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Who is Jamahal Hill?
Jamahal Hill is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the UFC light heavyweight division. He was born on October 14, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Nicknamed ” Sweet Dreams”, he boasts a 12-1 MMA record with 1 no-contest, and 7 KOs.
Jamahal Hill is the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion. As of writing, he is #13 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
In UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, on January 21, 2023, Jamahal Hill took on former light heavyweight belt holder Glover Teixeira. The two collided for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title. “Sweet Dreams” beat the Brazilian by a unanimous decision to clinch the 205-pound crown.