Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka brought a slugfest in their fight.
The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 25 event on Saturday night (May 1, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.
As seen in the fight, the opening round was fantastic. Reyes did score one trip takedown in this round, but couldn’t keep him there. This led to Jiri to fire up and come out swinging. Jiri hurt him a few times and always kept him back-peddling, but Reyes was throwing just as much. The second round saw more insanity as they continued to trade and Jiri rocked him a few more times.
However, when Reyes rocked Jiri, it was Jiri who went for a takedown and got caught in a brief guillotine choke. When Jiri got back up, he threw more leather then connected with an amazing spinning back elbow for the win.
This was an important contest for both guys. Reyes was trying to turn things around after going on a two-fight losing streak, which was for the light heavyweight title, including coming off a TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz with the vacant light heavyweight title on the line at UFC 253 pay-per-view event.
On the flip side, Jiri has been rising up the division despite only fighting once before under the UFC banner as he was on a 9-fight winning streak including a stint in Rizin where he held the light heavyweight title.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
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