After just two fights in the UFC, Jiri Prochazka has captured the attention of the fighting world. The light heavyweight former Muay Thai kickboxer thoroughly dominated Dominick Reyes and ended Saturday's Fight Night main event with a spinning back elbow KO to put an exclamation mark on a statement win.
Reyes was the second former light heavyweight title challenger Prochazka has knocked out in the second round in as many UFC fights, after starching Volkan Oezdemir in his debut.
While there will be time to talk of future light heavyweight title contention moving forward, the style of Prochazka's victory had even the most seasoned members of the UFC roster excited. Here's what they had to say on social media in the aftermath.
Hopefully Reyes is ok. That was brutal. It's a tough dangerous sport but damn I love it.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 2, 2021
Damnnnn that was madness 👊🏿🤯 #UFCVegas25— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 2, 2021
Damn good luck to you guys at 205 Prochazka sheesh @ufc— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) May 2, 2021
That was a BEAUTIFUL spinning elbow!! WOW!! Speechless on this one! Entertaining fight from beginning to end!! I hope Reyes is ok after that one 🙏🏾 #UFCVegas25— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 2, 2021
The reaction time on Prochazka is absolutely incredible. What a performance! Wild fight. #UFCVegas25— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) May 2, 2021
That dude is the last boss in a video game— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) May 2, 2021
This dude Prochazka is like a avalanche going downhill. He just blitzes these dudes. He uses his cardio as a weapon , has a fantastic chin and great finishing instincts. I'm very excited about this dude!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 2, 2021
SPIN TO WIN!!!!!! #UFCVegas25— Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) May 2, 2021
Spinning back elbow knockout 😳😳🤯— Billy Q (@BillyQMMA) May 2, 2021
This Jiri guy is the next champion 💯 #UFCVegas25— Max Griffin (@MaxPainGriffin) May 2, 2021
That dude legit! True contender for the 205 belt.— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) May 2, 2021
Dude was on a mission !— Dan "50k" Ige (@Dynamitedan808) May 2, 2021
Must've learned that spinning elbow on the streets of Bangkok #UFCVegas25— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 2, 2021
Ok I know what my next hairstyle plan is. #UFCVegas25— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) May 2, 2021
I really hope Dom's neck is ok after that fall. #UFCVegas25— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 2, 2021
Yo I want the smoke that would be the perfect fight for me!!!#UFCVegas25— Jamahal "Sweet Dreams" Hill (@JamahalH) May 2, 2021