Dominick Reyes, coming off the first two losses of his professional career, both in championship fights, takes on fierce light heavyweight Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC Fight Night Saturday at the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. .
Reyes (12-2), a 31-year-old Mexican American, was undefeated coming off a knockout of former middleweight champion Chris Weidman when he challenged Jon Jones for the 205-pound belt in February 2020. Reyes lost a decision closed that night, and seven months later, after Jones vacated the title, it was for the championship for the second time in a fight against Jan Blachowicz, which Reyes lost by TKO in the second round.
Prochazka (27-3-1) is relatively new to the UFC. The 28-year-old Czech made his Octagon debut in July, knocking out Volkan Oezdemir for his 11th consecutive victory. He is a former light heavyweight champion in the Rizin promotion and has only lost once in his last 23 bouts, since 2013.
The fights will air on ESPN2, with the main card starting at 10 pm ET also on ESPN Deportes and the preliminaries at 7 pm The fights can also be seen on ESPN +.
In the main event, a rejuvenated Cub Swanson, winner of two in a row after going through a four-game losing streak, takes on Giga Chikadze, who has won his last seven fights and 12 of his last 13.
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ESPN Sports / ESPN2 / ESPN +, 10 pm ET
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka | Light Heavyweight
Cub Swanson Vs. Giga Chikadze | Peso Pluma
Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby | Semi-weight
Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko | Medium weight
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann | Peso Gallo
Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina | Flyweight
ESPN2 / ESPN +, 7 pm ET
Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro | Weight Paja
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jonathan Pearce | Peso Pluma
Kai Kamaka III vs. TJ Brown | Peso Pluma
Loma Lookboonmee Vs. Sam Hughes | Peso Paja
Luke Sanders vs. Felipe Colares | Featherweight
Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar | Peso Mediano