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UFC Fight Night Predictions, Odds, and Live Stream

UFC Fight Night Predictions

UFC Fight Night Odds, Live stream & Predictions

UFC is back in Las Vegas, Nevada after the thriller knockout of Masvidal by Kamaru Usman in UFC 261. The card is packed with no big fights as every fight Night events, but fans can surely experience some hair-raising moments at the night. Dominick Reyes takes on Jiri Prochazka in the title fight of the day, a postponed event initially scheduled for February. In the featherweight division, Cub Swanson and Giga Chikadze touch gloves and co-feature the event. Ion Cuțelaba, Dustin Jacoby, Krzysztof Jotko, and Sean Strickland are some of the other names in the fight card.

Where is Reyes vs Prochazka?

Event: Reyes vs Prochazka

Date: 01st May, 2021.

Location: UFC Apex, Nevada, Las Vegas, US.

How to live stream UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Prochazka?

This week’s showdown of UFC on ESPN will live stream on ESPN+ for the US fans.

In the United States, BT Sports is the long-lived telecaster of the UFC Fight Night events.

DAZN is the solitary channel that holds the rights to broadcast the UFC events in Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Also, bet365.com offers a live streaming option for active bettors in any of the Ultimate Fights.

UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Prochazka undercards

Main card

Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka

Cub Swanson vs Giga Chikadze

Ion Cuțelaba vs Dustin Jacoby

Sean Strickland vs Krzysztof Jotko

Merab Dvalishvili vs Cody Stamann

Poliana Botelho vs Luana Carolina

Preliminary card

Randa Markos vs Luana Pinheiro

Gabriel Benitez vs Jonathan Pearce

Kai Kamaka III vs T.J. Brown

Loma Lookboonmee vs Sam Hughes

Luke Sanders vs Felipe Colares

Andreas Michailidis vs KB Bhullar

Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka

Born in California, brought up as an athlete to avoid a gangster life, Dominick Reyes’ initial dream was NFL. After being unsuccessful in American Football, Reyes started his training in MMA. Making his UFC appearance in 2017, Reyes stunned everyone with the performance of the night by stopping Joachim Christensen within 30 seconds. Reyes is known for his horrible kicks, even before his UFC debut, testified in his fight against Jordan Powell in LFA 13. The nasty head kick before a minute grounded Powell within a blink of an eye and made him unconscious for a while. These devastating kicks gave him the name ‘The Devastator’.

Rising from the Czech Republic, Prochazka was a Muay Thai kick boxer at early stage of his career. At his young age, he has also taken part in football and freestyle BMX riding. Although he made his UFC debut in 2020, Jiri ‘Denisa’ Prochazka has been under the spotlight for his clean-cut knockout power. He was honoured with GCF Light Heavyweight Championship after defeating his countryman Martin Solc by an unreal flying knee knockout. Prior to his UFC entry, Prochazka was in the head of MMA fans as a great wrestler. An ardent professional, Jiri Prochazka has trained in his gym with traditional equipments and a rugged floor. Being an active social media user, Denisa posted the video of his training in freezing underwater and jogging through the path of snowy mountains.

Reyes (12-2) was unbeaten until his 12th bout but the man might drop his confidence after losing to Jones through a close unanimous decision. Reyes proved to be a better opponent for Jones and grounded him once in the first round. Later when the fans were in a doubt, Jones was announced winner via decision. In his last match, Jan Blachowicz imprinted the mark on Reyes body through his high body kicks as a technical fighter. In the second round, Blachowicz distorted him by a deadly knockout. Chris Weidman’s grappling techniques got crushed by Reyes within 2 minutes.

After making his UFC signing, Prochazka has had his only fight with Volkan Oezdemir in 2020. Threatening his opponents with Kung fu, Prochazka is a carefree fighter. His defence skills are eternal, he uses the whole octagon to defend himself from the opponent’s strikes. Landing superior combination strikes at the start of the second round, Prochazka closed the fight with a dominant knockout to Oezdemir. His 27-3-1 has 24 clear knockouts, he has defeated almost all of his opponents within the first round. The fight against Mark Tanios is the only one that went the distance.

Given specific talents of both the fighters, Prochazka, with a 3-inch reach advantage is flying high. Pochazka’s defending skills are extraordinary but Reyes is exposed to the strikes at times. Facing many more opponents in his career than Reyes, Prochazka didn’t face anyone like The Devastator having plenty of athletic skills and kickboxing knowledge. But his hand power is enough to ground Reyes within two rounds.

Cub Swanson vs Giga Chikadze

Inspired by Bruce Lee, Cub ‘Killer’ Swanson is an American with wild MMA skills. Before being a mixed martial artist, Swanson got involved in street fights and robberies. Killer, with a record of 27-11, is prone to takedowns and grappling but is gifted with hardcore fists. Swanson’s strikes are creative and all his bouts are exciting and explosive. His seven submission losses betray his weakness at the mat. He is a man who infuses the whole weight in punches and was awarded the Fight of Night honours ten times in the Featherweight division.

Georgia born Giga Chikadze was a former kick boxer who started to challenge in MMA fights in 2015. After making his UFC debut in 2019, Chikadze has undergone five straight UFC wins. Most of his wins came through a decision after his debut. Like his opponent he is also a combination striker, but Swanson is not as great as he was in his prime. After four straight losses, Chikadze defeated Kron Gracie and Daniel Pineda in his last two meetings. But the young blood with a 4-inch reach advantage has more likelihood of winning via decision.

Ion Cutelaba vs Dustin Jacoby

UFC Vegas 25 is divulging another fight in the Light Heavyweight division apart from the title fight where Ion ‘The Hulk’ Cutelaba meets Dustin Jacoby. Cutelaba (15-6) faced Magomed Ankalaev in his recent two matches and didn’t last more than a round. Losing his form after the UFC signing, Cutebala has completed all his beginning matches before a minute, also closed the distance against Alexandru Stoica and Malik Merad in seven and eight minutes. But his UFC dreams are fading slowly after the consecutive losses against the great featherweights. Dustin Jacoby is a kick boxer come MMA fighter and a towering striker. His ground game is also good. The American (14-5) is somewhat fine but has a distorted record before UFC debut. The last two UFC winnings were impressive. However for Cutelaba, Jacoby might become an easy opponent.

Sean Strickland vs Krzysztof Jotko

As a former King of the Cage Middleweight Champion, Sean ‘Tarzan’ Strickland became an MMA professional at 16 years of age. In his record 22-3, all his defeats occurred after his UFC appearance, although, Strickland might possess a good future in the UFC middleweight if he does little corrections. With his three-fight winning streak, Strickland’s last performance against Brendan Allen was infinite. Krzysztof Jotko (22-4) has emerged from the Polish land and suffered four losses only after making his UFC debut, just like his opponent. Many of his fights have gone the distance and he is best in takedowns. Nevertheless, Jotko will find it difficult to use his skills on Strickland.

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