Dominick Reyes-Jiri Prochazka Kickoff May With UFC Main Event


Top light heavyweight contenders Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka collide in the main event of UFC Fight Night from the UFC Apex Saturday night.

The bout headlines the ESPN2 fight card, with action also streaming live on ESPN+. It all starts at 7 p.m. ET with the main card kicking off at 10 p.m. ET.

Reyes intends to deliver another statement victory to remind the rest of the light heavyweight division that he is still one of the best in the world. A two-time title challenger, Reyes rose through the 205-pound ranks with standout wins over Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux and Chris Weidman. He now looks to reinsert himself into the championship conversation by becoming the first man to defeat Prochazka in the UFC.

Prochazka burst onto the UFC scene with a Performance of the Night bonus-earning knockout over former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. A Czech national Muay Thai champion, he holds an incredible 96 percent finishing rate in MMA with 24 of his 27 victories coming by knockout, including his last nine wins in a row. Prochazka now plans to keep the momentum from his debut going by finishing Reyes and declaring himself as the next challenger for the belt.

In the co-main event, Cub Swanson and Giga Chikadze meet in a featherweight contest.

Other bouts include Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamman, Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby, Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko, Poliana Potelho vs. Luana Carolina, Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro, Gabriel Benitez vs. Jonathan Pearce, Kai Kamaka vs. TJ Brown, Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes and Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar.

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