Marcin Prachnio


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.
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.
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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, reports.
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.
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.
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.
Will debut against Sam Alvey
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 9, 2018
Prachnio will take on Sam Alvey in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC Orlando on Feb. 24, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Prachnio had originally been scheduled to make his debut against Jake Collier, but Collier was forced to withdraw due to injury. In comes Alvey, who typically fights at middleweight, though the measurements match up relatively equally. Prachnio has spent his last four bouts (all wins) with ONE Fighting Championship, but will now test himself in the world's premier MMA organization. His knockout prowess is likely what caught the attention of UFC matchmakers, as the 29-year-old has fought 15 times in his career, and recorded 10 KO/TKO stoppages. It's unclear if that type of power will carry over to the 205-pound division in the UFC, making this fight a difficult one to predict.