Who should Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka Get in His UFC Debut?

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  1. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/U...n-Jiri-Prochazka-to-Exclusive-Contract-168821

    https://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Jiri-Prochazka-97529

    News broke last night that the UFC has signed Rizin LHW Champ Jiri Prochazka. Who do you guys think he should get in his debut?

    I don't watch much Rizin outside of highlights and this guy is a KO machine. That said, he really has not faced anywhere near the level of competition he will be up against in the UFC. This is no fault of his, he has just beat up who they put in front of him. He avenged his one Rizin lost against King Mo with a TKO of his own.

    Personally I think Glover would be a great measuring stick to see if Jiri is ready for top ten competition in the UFC. That might be biting off more than he can chew.

    What do you guys think?

    Edit: Highlights posted on this thread by 1pedestrian

     
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    Misha Cirkunov is a good starting point imo.
     
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    Rockhold.

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    Oh man that would be mean lol

    Idk if he is ready for Rumble off the bat.
     
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    Can he wrestle? ION CUTELABA will answer those questions.
     
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    He's been inactive for while
    Debut vs. Comeback
    Issa good fight imo
     
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    He deserves a ranked opponent right off the bat, but someone in the back of the Top 15. Latifi moved to HW, Jacare is back at MW, and Krylov and Walker are fighting one another. The answer is Cirkunov
     
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    I like both of these.
     
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    Johnny Walker
     
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    Corey Anderson would be a good ranked opponent. If he cannot beat him he doesn't belong in the upper half of the top 10 at LHW.
     
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    Ill go with either OSP or Glover
     
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    Nikita Kryolv or Misha Cirkunov imo.

    I understand this is a bad man and with his credentials and history, he does deserve a top 15 fight, especially since the division is so weak but I don't think any UFC debutee should be given a top 5 opponent.
     
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    Totally agree with this.
     
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    They should give him an easy fight with a big name for his first outing, Rockhold or Weidman would be perfect.
     
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    Whoever the bum is who's ranked #50
     
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    Can Rumble make 205?
     

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