UFC 300 warm-up: Review the knockout that gave Alex Poatan the light heavyweight belt

Starting the history week, review the Brazilian's victory over Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295, which took place in November 2023

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Jiri Prochazka was knocked out by Alex Poatán No. UFC 295 (Photo: Instagram/UFC)

With less than three years in the organization, the Brazilian Alex Poatán will be responsible for leading the historic card of the UFC 300, which takes place next Saturday (13), against the North American Jamahal hill. Starting the special content in the week of the biggest event in recent years, remember the knockout that gave the Tupiniquim athlete the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg).

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After five fights in the middleweight division, including a short reign, Alex Poatán decided to leave aside the drastic weight cut and move to the 93kg category. The tough debut took place in July 2023 against the Polish Jan Blachowicz and the Brazilian emerged victorious in a controversial split decision from the judges.

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Poatan's second commitment in the new belt was the light heavyweight title fight. Against the Czech Jiri Prochazka, the Brazilian survived a complicated first round and, with a controversial knockout, knocked down his rival and became a double UFC champion with just seven fights in the organization.

On April 13th, in the historic UFC 300, Poatan will put his title on the line for the first time against the North American Jamahal hill, former category champion and last tormentor of his mentor and friend Glover Teixeira. The card will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas (USA).

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