‘Samurai’ Jiri Prochazka fearlessly accepts to fight dangerous Aleksandar Rakic despite coming off devastating knockout loss
Light heavweight contender Jiri Prochazka accepts bout callout from Aleksandar Rakic, for later down the line in Febraury or March
Jiri Prochazka agrees to Aleksandar Rakic's callout, after Jan Blachowicz pulls out of UFC 297 (Source: Twitter/IMAGO)
Aleksandar Rakic had a rematch against Jan Blachowicz canceled after Jan pulled out. Rakic lost his last outing against the fighter due to a leg injury in the third round. The fighter was keen on avenging the loss suffered against Blachowicz. However, with Blachowicz pulling out with an injury of his own, Rakic reacted overtly; he also called out Jiri Prochazka.
As of late, Prochazka suffered a title loss to Alex Pereira. Despite the recent loss, Prochazka promised to return better than ever. The fighter recently replied that he was committed to this challenge. This is what Prochazka wrote to the challenge from Rakic:
Iam in, but the earliest time I can be in octagon is February/March. Accept?Jiri Prochazka via X
Błachowicz vs. Rakic 1 took place in 2022 as a five-round bout at UFC Vegas 54. The matchup promised fireworks for the fans. However, Blachowicz targeted Rakic’s legs and injured him in the third round. He walked out as the winner via TKO. Rakic has wanted to avenge the loss ever since.
Rakic has not competed in over 18 months. Anxious about his return to the octagon in January, the fighter thus made a subsequent callout to the Czech fighter. He responded to Prochazka, agreeing to fight in February. It led Rakic to issue a challenge to fight in the UFC 298 PPV in California.
Jan Blachowicz replies to Aleksandar Rakic’s diss on his pullout
Aleksandar Rakic did not hold back on rival Jan Blachowicz withdrawing from their UFC 297 fight. The duo last fought in May 2022 in a five-round bout. Blachowicz won the first round, and Rakic won the second round. Blachowicz spammed leg kicks throughout the fight that paid dividends. It led to a serious leg injury for Rakic. Ever since, Rakic had wanted revenge.
Blachowicz had to pull out due to injury in the rematch. In light of that, Rakic chose to rip his rival in the latest tweet. He had also called out Jiri Prochazka as a prospective opponent following that. Jan Blachowicz saw the tweet from Rakic and chose to respond harshly. Check out the mocking tweet from Blachowicz below:
Jan labeled Rakic as a “crybaby.” He had the same energy as the time when he scorched Alex Pereira on social media. Only time will tell what the future holds for Rakic, Prochazka, and Blachowicz.
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