Alex Poatan brutalizes Jiri Prochazka with devastating knockout and defends belt at UFC 303

Champion repeats feat and massacres challenger in rematch valid for the light heavyweight title

He did it again. Alex Poatán accepted the challenge of assuming the leading role in the UFC 303, before taking possession of Conor McGregor, and put on a real show in the Octagon. Inserted in the main fight of this Saturday's event (29), in Las Vegas (USA), the Brazilian gave new proof of his recent success and brutalized Jiri Prochazka in rematch against the Czech. The outcome came at the beginning of the second round, with a technical knockout that saw the São Paulo native defend his belt again.

The victory expands Poatan's legacy in the largest MMA organization in the world. Representative of the company since the end of 2021, the Brazilian star has won two titles in less than four years with the company.


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In addition to the new triumph, the São Paulo native has more reasons to celebrate. The positive result makes the athlete the first Tupiniquim to defend the light heavyweight title on two occasions.

Victim of Alex for the second time in seven months, Prochazka once again suffered defeat in a title fight against the Tupiniquim. Once again, the Czech was unable to regain the title he gave up due to injury in 2022.


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Alex Poatán after knockout imposed on Jiri Prochazka. Photo: Reproduction/X UFC News


The fight started with Poatan taking the initiative with a low kick. The champion measured the distance with jabs and tried to enter the opponent's range of action. Alex continued combining low kicks and punches to the Czech's head. After just over a minute, Poatan connected with the famous cross, but Prochazka did not attack. Jiri showed courage and walked towards the Brazilian, who started to bet on counterattacks. With two minutes remaining, a new cross from Poatan rocked Prochazka, but the Czech recovered quickly. The challenger closed the distance and started to press the champion against the bars. In the final minute, Alex managed to free himself and the fight was fought again in the center of the octagon. In the second end, Poatan landed another cross that took Prochazka to the canvas, but there was no more time.

In the second round, Poatan connected with a clean high kick to Prochazka's head. The Czech was an immediate knockout.

UFC 303 results



Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jiri Prochazka by technical knockout 13 seconds into R2 – fight for the belt

Married weight (up to 74,6 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Dan Ige in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Roman Dolidze derrotou Anthony Smith in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Macy chiasson derrotou Mayra Sheetara by technical knockout (medical interruption) at 1m58s of R2

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Ian Machado Garry derrotou Michael Page in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): joe pyfer derrotou Marc-Andre Barriault by knockout (punches) at 1min25s of R1

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): André Fili derrotou Cub swanson in the judges' split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Jean Silva derrotou Charles Jourdain by knockout (punch) at 1min22s of R2

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Payton Talbott derrotou Yanis Ghemmouri by technical knockout (punches) 19s into R1

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Gillian robertson derrotou Michelle Waterson in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Martin Buday derrotou Andrei Arlovski in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): King Tsuruya derrotou Carlos Hernandez in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Vinicius LokDog derrotou Ricky simon in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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