Dominick Reyes Can Bounce Back With Win Over Jiri Prochazka at UFC Vegas 25

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Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka

Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes (12-2-0) and Jiri “Denisa” Prochazka (27-3-1) battle it out in a Light Heavyweight bout at UFC Vegas 25 (aka UFC on ESPN 23) at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.

Light Heavyweight – Main Event

 
Dominick Reyes Jiri Prochazka
Dominick Reyes Name Jiri Prochazka
12-2-0 Record 27-3-1
6′ 4″ Height 6′ 3″
205 lbs Weight 205 lbs
77″ Reach 80″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
4.53 Sig Strk LPM 5.67
50.35 Sig Strk Acc 45.21
0.20 TD AVG 0.00
16.67 TD ACC 0.00
0.20 Sub Avg

UFC Vegas 25 Odds

The latest UFC betting odds has Prochazka as the narrow favourite at -145 with Reyes available to bet at odds against at +120 according to Bovada’s UFC odds.

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Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka: Fight Result – Dominick Reyes to Win at +120 Bovada

This fight was originally scheduled for February, but was postponed because of an undisclosed injury to Reyes.

Dominick Reyes

The 31-year-old Californian is a two-time title challenger, but is in need of a win after back-to-back losses in those fights against Jon Jones and Jan Blachowicz.

The fight against Jones was for the UFC Light Heavyweight championship, which Reyes controversially lost on a unanimous decision. Many pundits believed that Reyes had deserved to win the fight.

Reyes fought Blachowicz for the vacant UFC Lightweight title, but lost to a second round technical knockout. Before those back-to-back title defeats, Reyes had an unblemished 12-0 record in his professional career.


Jiri Prochazka

The 28-year-old from the Czech Republic will be making just his second appearance in the UFC, having made an impressive debut in beating Volkan Oezdemir via second round KO back in July 2020.

Prochazka is currently on an 11 fight winning streak and, before making the move to UFC, he won the Rizin Light Heavyweight title in 2019 and successfully defended it once.


Reyes vs Prochazka Prediction

Reyes is a strong southpaw striker with good variety, has an excellent takedown defense and greater experience at the elite end of the sport.

Prochazka has an unorthodox style, quick footwork and has a strong background in muay thai. However, there are definite issues with his takedown defense.

There’s little between the two fighters in the current UFC Vegas 25 betting odds, with Prochazka being a marginal favorite with the online sportsbooks. Despite his recent setbacks, Reyes has the greater big fight experience though, so at the available odds he looks the sensible selection to win this bout.


UFC Vegas 25 Fight Card

  • Light Heavyweight – Dominick Reyes vs. Jiří Procházka
  • Featherweight – Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze
  • Light Heavyweight – Ion Cuțelaba 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

Featherweight

 
Cub Swanson Giga Chikadze
Cub Swanson Name Giga Chikadze
27-11-0 Record 12-2-0
5′ 8″ Height 6′ 0″
145 lbs Weight 145 lbs
70″ Reach 74″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
4.64 Sig Strk LPM 3.45
54.40 Sig Strk Acc 44.93
1.09 TD AVG 0.38
51.06 TD ACC 33.33
0.45 Sub Avg 0.00

Light Heavyweight

 
Ion Cutelaba Dustin Jacoby
Ion Cutelaba Name Dustin Jacoby
15-6-0 Record 14-5-0
6′ 1″ Height 6′ 3″
205 lbs Weight 205 lbs
75″ Reach 76″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
5.10 Sig Strk LPM 3.68
39.85 Sig Strk Acc 49.92
2.41 TD AVG 0.22
71.43 TD ACC 100.00
0.00 Sub Avg 0.00

Middleweight

 
Sean Strickland Krzysztof Jotko
Sean Strickland Name Krzysztof Jotko
22-3-0 Record 22-4-0
6′ 1″ Height 6′ 1″
194 lbs Weight 185 lbs
76″ Reach 77″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
5.09 Sig Strk LPM 2.98
41.57 Sig Strk Acc 61.05
1.26 TD AVG 1.27
60.00 TD ACC 35.00
0.42 Sub Avg 0.09

Bantamweight

 
Merab Dvalishvili Cody Stamann
Merab Dvalishvili Name Cody Stamann
12-4-0 Record 19-3-1
5′ 6″ Height 5′ 6″
135 lbs Weight 145 lbs
68″ Reach 64″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
3.91 Sig Strk LPM 4.14
56.81 Sig Strk Acc 56.70
7.71 TD AVG 3.03
43.55 TD ACC 46.00
0.29 Sub Avg 0.00

Women’s Flyweight

 
Poliana Botelho Luana Carolina
Poliana Botelho Name Luana Carolina
8-3-0 Record 6-2-0
5′ 8″ Height 5′ 6″
125 lbs Weight 125 lbs
67″ Reach 69″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
3.00 Sig Strk LPM 6.29
71.68 Sig Strk Acc 54.36
0.89 TD AVG 0.00
100.00 TD ACC 0.00
0.00 Sub Avg 2.38

Women’s Strawweight

 
Randa Markos Luana Pinheiro
Randa Markos Name Luana Pinheiro
10-11-1 Record 8-1-0
5′ 4″ Height 5′ 2″
115 lbs Weight 115 lbs
63″ Reach 62″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
2.85 Sig Strk LPM 3.57
53.53 Sig Strk Acc 40.00
1.23 TD AVG 0.00
28.81 TD ACC 0.00
0.22 Sub Avg

Featherweight

 
Gabriel Benitez Jonathan Pearce
Gabriel Benitez Name Jonathan Pearce
22-9-0 Record 10-4-0
5′ 8″ Height 6′ 0″
155 lbs Weight 145 lbs
71″ Reach 71″
Southpaw Stance Switch
4.38 Sig Strk LPM 8.80
42.25 Sig Strk Acc 62.13
0.17 TD AVG 5.91
50.00 TD ACC 60.00
1.18 Sub Avg 0.66

Featherweight

 
Kai Kamaka III TJ Brown
Kai Kamaka III Name TJ Brown
8-3-0 Record 14-8-0
5′ 7″ Height 5′ 9″
145 lbs Weight 147 lbs
69″ Reach 72″
Orthodox Stance Switch
6.58 Sig Strk LPM 3.22
62.00 Sig Strk Acc 56.55
3.68 TD AVG 4.92
75.00 TD ACC 60.00
0.61 Sub Avg 0.41

Women’s Strawweight

 
Loma Lookboonmee Sam Hughes
Loma Lookboonmee Name Sam Hughes
5-2-0 Record 5-2-0
5′ 1″ Height 5′ 5″
115 lbs Weight 115 lbs
61.5″ Reach 64.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
5.16 Sig Strk LPM 4.00
57.36 Sig Strk Acc 44.07
0.67 TD AVG 0.00
25.00 TD ACC 0.00
0.00 Sub Avg 0.00

Middleweight

 
Andreas Michailidis KB Bhullar
Andreas Michailidis Name KB Bhullar
12-4-0 Record 8-1-0
6′ 0″ Height 6′ 4″
205 lbs Weight 186 lbs
76″ Reach 78″
Orthodox Stance Switch
4.60 Sig Strk LPM 1.18
50.00 Sig Strk Acc 12.50
0.00 TD AVG 0.00
0.00 TD ACC 0.00
0.00 Sub Avg

 
Luke Sanders Felipe Colares
Luke Sanders Name Felipe Colares
13-4-0 Record 9-2-0
5′ 6″ Height 5′ 8″
140 lbs Weight 135 lbs
67″ Reach 69.5″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
6.21 Sig Strk LPM 1.13
55.62 Sig Strk Acc 57.40
0.31 TD AVG 2.00
20.00 TD ACC 25.00
0.31 Sub Avg 1.00

* UFC Vegas 25 odds quoted correct at the time of writing. All betting odds are subject to change.

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