UFC 295: Prochazka vs. Pereira happened Nov. 11 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York. Former UFC mild heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka (29-4-1) confronted off in opposition to former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira (9-2) for the vacant mild heavyweight belt within the night time’s foremost occasion. The battle aired stay on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
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For extra on Prochazka vs. Pereira, try the live blog by MMA Preventing’s Jed Meshew.
Each males out in orthodox. Jiri with the palms down, extensive karate stance. Jiri on the result in begin with each males testing the waters with low kicks. Simply feelers. No have to rush issues right here.
Pereira holding the middle now as Jiri strikes round. One minute in and Jiri throws a rear uppercut that misses. Pereira lands a tough low kick to Jiri’s lead leg that sits him down. He’s again up and the dance continues.
Jiri strikes in and Pereira shifts away. Pereira controlling the vary on his phrases to this point. Jiri eats one other leg kick and he can’t take a lot of these. Jiri trying unsteady after just some of these. Jiri switches stances. And now he is available in with combos however Pereira is staying out of vary, setting the gap properly.
Jiri mixes issues up and will get a single leg, pushing Pereira to the fence. Pereira hits just a few punches after which strikes onto a guillotine. Jiri stays affected person after which will get the takedown, shifting proper into to half-guard. Pereira holding onto that head however Jiri pops out and right here’s we he can do injury. He’s a ferocious floor and pounder.
Pereira tying up and he’s again to full guard. Jiri attempting to free palms to carry elbows down. Pereira not creating scrambles however he’s controlling place. Jiri steps over into half and will get Pereira flattened out. Jiri framing palms to will get pictures in and lands just a few good punches earlier than Pereira can regrab the palms.
Pereira is simply tying up right here however he get to the cage and stands up. Eats just a few pictures however lands a proper of his personal as he breaks with brief time. Jiri pressuring and lands an uppercut simply earlier than the tip of the spherical.
MMA Preventing scores the spherical 10-9 Pereira.
Aggressive spherical. The leg kicks have been the very best injury, so I feel Pereira received the spherical, however some judges may give it to Jiri, and that wouldn’t be indefensible. Jiri is aware of how he can win now although, let’s see how issues develop.
Jiri nonetheless bouncing. His cardio is superb. He lands a light-weight jab to start out. Pereira attempting to attract him in for the hook. Jiri not speeding. Pereira is available in behind a 1-2 and Jiri now circling round. Initiative being traded forwards and backwards right here.
Angles from each guys. Feints. Tons to misdirection. Jiri will get him to the fence and comes up brief on a kick punch combo. Jiri maintaining tempo with mild work, Pereira staying composed. A sequence of kicks to the physique and leg land for Pereira and that will get Jiri to shift stances and reset.
Left hook and a proper hand for Jiri will get Pereira backed as much as the fence and Jiri attempting to pour it on! Pereira lands a left of his personal however Jiri staying after him. Soiled exchanging in right here and Jiri strikes right into a clinch.
Pereira breaks after just a few seconds and takes a deep break. Jiri ate an excellent shot and stored coming. However Pereira goes again to the low kick. Good left hook from Pereira as properly. And a knee as Jiri steps into the clinch. Jiri attempting to tug Pereira down right here and misses a visit that breaks them.
Pereira’s palms are coming down a bit bit and Jiri lands an excellent proper. He’s coming at him! And PEREIRA DROPS HIM!!!! Jiri was charging in and he acquired dropped with a left hook inside. Jiri DIVING ON THE LEGS. ELBOWS FROM PEREIRA. JIRI ROLLS TO HIS BACK AND PEREIRA MOVES IMMEDIATELY TO THE MOUNT AND MARC GODDARD STOPS THE BOUT!!!!!
WOW. Possibly a bit early for the stoppage there however Jiri was in a world of bother. New champion. ninth man to ever turn into double champ.