Marcin Prachnio

Poland

Shocks Khalil Rountree at UFC 257
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 23, 2021
Prachnio defeated Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 257 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio deserves all the credit in the world for this bounce-back effort. Laughably extended a fourth opportunity with the UFC after suffering first-round knockout losses in each of his first three fights with the company, Prachnio dug deep to ensure a fifth fight with the UFC. The biggest difference in this bout for Prachnio compared to the prior three was that his chin held up. Rountree clocked him with a half dozen massive shots, and while Prachnio was staggered, he ultimately managed to survive. Prachnio's power is legitimate, but his offensively arsenal is entirely too one-dimensional. He wore Rountree down with volume in this one. It goes without saying there is an overwhelming chance this goes down as Prachnio's most impressive moment with the company, but this has to be considered a massive win for the 32-year-old.
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Booked for UFC 257
Light HeavyweightUFC
December 13, 2020
Prachnio will take on Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio's UFC career has gotten off to a slow start, as he's been knocked out in the first round of each of his first three fights with the promotion. He most recently lost to Mike Rodriguez via TKO (strikes) in August. He'll face Rountree, who last fought in September of 2019, when he lost to Ion Cutebala via TKO (elbows) at UFC Copenhagen. Prachnio carries a slight advantage in height, while the two fighters are even in reach.
Third straight knockout loss
Light HeavyweightUFC
August 22, 2020
Prachnio lost to Mike Rodriguez via TKO (strikes) at 2:17 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio entered the UFC in February 2018 on an eight-fight winning streak (seven knockouts), but the 32-year-old has suffered first-round knockout defeats in each of his first three UFC bouts. Prachnio likely has the power to compete, but his inability to properly defend himself has torpedoed any chance he had of making an impact at 205 pounds. It's been an extremely disappointing run for a fighter who had some hype behind him during his initial arrival.
Next fight on August 22
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 27, 2020
Prachnio will face off against Mike Rodriguez in a light heavyweight matchup at the UFC Apex on August 22, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio hasn't seen UFC action since September of 2018, and his only two fights with the company haven't gone well, as he was stopped in the first round each time by Sam Alvey and Mgomed Ankalaev. To make matters worse, he racked up just a combined 18 significant strikes in those two bouts. After some time off, the 32-year-old will look to get back on track against Rodriguez, who is 1-2 (1 NC) with the UFC and coming off a first-round stoppage loss to Da-Un Jung. This has all the makings of a prelim fight, as neither combatant will be affecting the 205-pound rankings in the immediate future.
Drops second straight fight via Round 1 KO
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 15, 2018
Prachnio was defeated by Magomed Ankalaev via KO (punches) at 3:09 of Round 1 at UFC Moscow on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio didn't stand a chance in this fight. Every time he stepped in to try to land strikes he was greeted with a lightning fast combination from Ankalaev. The end came when Prachnio overextended on a strike and Ankalaev countered with a short right hand that rocked the Polish fighter. Ankalaev followed it up with a head kick and then a punch on the ground which knocked Prachnio unconscious.
No-shows UFC debut Saturday in Orlando
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 24, 2018
Prachnio lost to Sam Alvey via TKO (punches) 4:23 of Round 1 at UFC on FOX 28 on Saturday in Orlando.
ANALYSIS
Prachnio essentially no-showed his UFC debut despite the fact he entered the bout as a substantial (-220) favorite. He looked wound up and uncomfortable from the outset and he was never able to get into any sort of offensive rhythm. It was a highly concerning performance on many different levels for the 29-year-old. He fought foolishly and should no ability to make adjustments during the fight. Prachnio better rebound his next time out if he wants to see a third fight with the company.