A light heavyweight bout between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka will take place on Saturday, May 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight headlines UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka that can be seen on ESPN 2. Reyes was rolling along at 10-0 in his career but then he faced Jon Jones in February of 2020 and dropped a unanimous decision. He followed that up with a TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz in September. Prochazka is 27-3-1 and this will be just his second UFC fight, as he knocked out Volkan Oezdemir in July of last year in his UFC debut. There are a total of six fights on the main card on ESPN 2/ESPN+ and six preliminary bouts, also on ESPN 2/ESPN+. Let’s look at the bout between Reyes and Prochazka and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka takes place at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 1 with six fights on the main card on ESPN 2/ESPN+, headlined by Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka and six preliminary bouts, also on ESPN2/ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka Odds
Dominick Reyes (12-2, 6-2 UFC)
Reyes Reyes came into the UFC with a record of 6-0 and he is 6-2 in the UFC. He is coming off a loss to Blachowicz in September. He lost to Jon Jones in February of 2020. He knocked out Chris Weidman in October of 2019, won a split decision against Volkan Oezdemir in March of 2019 and won a unanimous decision against Ovince Saint Preux in October of 2018. Reyes has been a pro since 2014 and he has seven wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. He has nine first round finishes.
Jiri Prochazka (27-3, 1-0 UFC)
Prochazka came into the UFC with a record of 26-3-1 and he is 1-0 in the UFC. He is coming off a knockout of Oezdemir in July of 2020. He previously knocked out C.B. Dollaway at Rizin 20 in December of 2019, knocked out Fabio Maldonado at Rizin 19 in October of 2019, won by TKO against Muhammed Lawal at Rizin 15 in April of 2019 and won by TKO against Brandon Halsey at Rizin 14 in December of 2018. Prochazka has been a pro since 2012. He has 24 wins by KO/TKO and two wins by submission. He has 25 first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Reyes 4.53/ Prochazka 5.67
Striking Accuracy: Reyes 48% / Prochazka 45%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Reyes 3.16/ Prochazka 7.05
Defense: Reyes 49% / Prochazka 55%
Takedown average: Reyes 0.20/ Prochazka 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: Reyes 16% / Prochazka 0%
Takedowns defended: Reyes 82% / Prochazka 100%
Submission average: Reyes 0.2/ Prochazka 0.0
This is a big fight for both men, as they look to get in position for a future title shot. Reyes had chances against Jones and against Blachowicz and couldn’t get the job done. He may find it difficult against Prochazka as well. Both of these men have knockout power and both want a striking battle so that is what we are going to get for as long as it lasts. I lean slightly to Prochazka in this fight, but the better choice is the rounds. I can’t see this fight getting out of the first round so I will take under 1.5 rounds at plus money.
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka takes place at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 1 with six fights on the main card on ESPN2/ESPN+, headlined by Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka and six preliminary bouts, also on ESPN2/ESPN+.
Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+)
Light Heavyweight - Dominick Reyes vs. Jirí Procházka
Featherweight - Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze
Light Heavyweight - Ion Cu?elaba vs. Dustin Jacoby
Middleweight - Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Bantamweight - Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann
Women’s Flyweight - Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina
Preliminary Card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Women’s Strawweight - Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro
Featherweight - Gabriel Benítez vs. Jonathan Pearce
Featherweight - Kai Kamaka III vs. T.J. Brown
Women’s Strawweight - Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes
Featherweight - Luke Sanders vs. Felipe Colares
Middleweight - Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar
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