UFC lit up Las Vegas at the UFC apex with Jiří Procházka scoring an emphatic knockout against Dominick Reyes.
The night of fights culminated in two light-heavyweight titans going to war. Specifically, Procházka’s striking overwhelmed Reyes. However, for a while, it seemed the former title challenger was changing the tide in the striking exchanges but that turned out to be false.
Overall, the versatility and shot selection helped the Czech dominate the night. While there were times he was outstruck, in the end, he was able to better utilize his offense and get the job done. With such a giant win but only two fights in the UFC, it seems the masses are uncertain what is next for the new light-heavyweight blood.
UFC Vegas 25 – Event Overview
Additionally, the night saw many exciting moments and even a controversial one. Early on the card, Randa Markos used an illegal up kick against Luana Pinheiro. Consequently, the Canadian was disqualified and Pinheiro took home the UFC win. After a couple of reviews, many were unsure if the fighter could continue but ultimately she seemed dazed and confused from the damage.
Without a doubt, the night saw a new contender in two weight divisions. First, Giga Chikadze pulled off the “Giga” liver kick to veteran Cub Swanson. Following the abrupt end to the fight, it’s clear Chikadze has a high ceiling at featherweight.
By the end of UFC Vegas 25, Procházka stole the performance of the night and fight of the night bonuses. Undoubtedly, the Czech is a light-heavyweight to watch out for, and with two ranked wins (both finishes by strikes) we could see him competing for a UFC title sooner than later.
Check out what the pros had to say about UFC Vegas 25:
I gotta get me one of those big a** beards . Prochazka out here eating punches like it’s nothing ! #UFCVegas25
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) May 2, 2021
My word!!!!!! Brutal!! #UFCVegas25
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 2, 2021
What a WILD first round!! Jesus! More please! 🙌🏾🥳 #UFCVegas25
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 2, 2021
Spinning back elbow knockout 😳😳🤯
— Billy Q (@BillyQMMA) May 2, 2021
Ok I know what my next hairstyle plan is. #UFCVegas25
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) May 2, 2021
Damnnnn that was madness 👊🏿🤯 #UFCVegas25
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 2, 2021
Victory //\ #UFCVegas25 @MortalKombat 🔥🙏🏻⚡️ pic.twitter.com/voIG91T7E8
— Jiri Denisa Prochazka (@jiri_bjp) May 2, 2021
THIS SHOT 😲 @Jiri_BJP is a BAD MAN. #UFCVegas25 pic.twitter.com/JhQVaBgyoq
— UFC (@ufc) May 2, 2021
What did you make of the UFC Vegas 25 event, do you believe Prochazka is ready for a title shot? Let us know below!