Poatan remembers his first fight against Prochazka and highlights the feeling of becoming double champion

Brazilian recognizes danger presented by opponent during confrontation; athletes hold rematch this Saturday (29)

Alex Poatán e Jiri Prochazka in a duel in UFC 295. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

Before carrying out the long-awaited rematch against Jiri Prochazka No. UFC 303 this Saturday (29th), Alex Poatán opened the game and analyzed his first fight against the Czech, in November 2023. Winner by knockout, the Brazilian recognized the danger presented by his rival in the first round and described the feeling of confronting him in the Octagon in New York (USA).

“First round, very tough. Me trying to hurt like I've always been doing. Hurting my legs, trying to catch my hand. He attacks a lot, he's a guy who doesn't really understand the game, what's going to happen, we have to be smart all the time. He put me down, but I kept calm. I think he spent a little more gas than I did (in the first round)”, said Poatan in a video documented by the UFC.

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As he continued speaking, Poatan recalled the moment he scored a knockout over Prochazka.

“When it went to the second, he saw that it would be a very difficult fight. I knew he would be more aggressive because he pushed harder than me. In that last moment, when he was hunting, I think he got a little scared and wanted to try to finish the fight. I managed to defend and came back with a right and a cross, he fell feeling the blow and I managed to knock him out with my elbows there”, he recalled.

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

The first Brazilian to become double champion, Alex recalled the sensation of the unprecedented feat in his career.

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“I felt very happy. I had already been middleweight champion, which was a great happiness and winning two belts, everyone knows how difficult it is to happen and in such a short time I managed to do it. So it’s a huge happiness for me,” she concluded.

Alex Poatan is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@alexpereiraufc

Alex Poatán He is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@alexpereiraufc

Protagonists of UFC 303, Alex Poatán e Jiri Prochazka There will be a second chapter of the rivalry this Saturday (29), in a duel valid for the light heavyweight belt (up to 93 kg.). Currently, the Brazilian appears as a favorite at the bookmakers.

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