Dominick Reyes versus Jiri Prochazka goes down at a later point in the UFC’s schedule. Reyes vs Prochazka was initially supposed to go down on February 27th but those plans were derailed with Reyes getting injured.
May 1st is the new date for this bout which will still remain a five-round headline attraction.
MMA Junkie confirmed this news with a source close to the situation who offered the information under the condition of anonymity.
Reyes vs Prochazka
Multi-time UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Reyes looks to reinsert himself into the win column after his pair of failed title bids.
He tasted defeat to Jon Jones via decision in a competitive and polarizing title bout at UFC 247. Bones would vacate the belt relatively shortly thereafter to pursue heavyweight goals.
Dominick Reyes also came up short in his last outing to current divisional kingpin Jan Błachowicz via second-round stoppage at UFC 253.
Prior to those losses, Reyes was unbeaten as a professional MMA fighter and was riding a twelve fight win streak.
Dominick Reyes has captured significant victories over names like Volkan Oezdemir, Chris Weidman, Ovince St. Preux, and Jared Cannonier.
Jiri Prochazka entered the UFC with a lot of hype behind him and delivered big time when the pressure was on.
The former Rizin Fighting Federation 205 lb king looks to impress in his sophomore Octagon outing. On the heels of what was a memorable UFC debut. Prochazka dispatched former 205 lb title challenger Volkan Oezdemir via second-round overhand right at UFC 251.
Jiri Prochazka also has scored meaningful wins over Vadim Nemkov, Brandon Halsey, Fábio Maldonado, and Muhammed Lawal.
Per the UFC’s official rankings as of this writing, Reyes is number three. Whereas Prochazka is number five at light-heavyweight.
Do you see this being a title eliminator for the upcoming Adesanya vs Blachowicz title bout?
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