UFC Vegas 25 Results: Jiri Prochazka knocks Dominick Reyes out with a spinning back elbow

July 12, 2020; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic punches Volkan Oezdemir of Switzerland in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports

In the main event of UFC Vegas 25, we saw a pivotal matchup in the light heavyweight division. Former two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes (12-2) took on the surging contender Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1).

Dominick Reyes was looking to snap his two-fight losing streak tonight. Reyes started his career a perfect 12-0 including starting his UFC career out 5-0. That start earned Reyes a shot at Jon Jones.

It was a razor close fight, but Jones got the decision to retain his UFC light heavyweight title. After Jones vacated the title to move to heavyweight, Reyes got another shot at the light heavyweight title against Jan Blachowicz.

However, this time Reyes got finished in the second round. After a perfect start to his career, Reyes was at risk of dropping his third straight tonight. The man who was trying to hand Reyes his third straight loss was Jiri Prochazka.

Prochazka was making just his second UFC appearance. He made his debut back on Fight Island in July when he knocked out Volkan Oezdemir in the second round. That win was his 11th straight victory. Prochazka was looking to make it 12 in a row at UFC Vegas 25.

UFC Vegas 25 Recap

Round 1

The UFC Vegas 25 main event started with a touch of the gloves. Reyes immediately pressed forward with a little pressure. Prochazka was hanging his hands low and he eats a couple of kicks from Dominick Reyes.

Reyes lands a nasty body kick on Prochazka. Prochazka throws a unique combination that seems to stagger Reyes briefly. However, Reyes counters with his own combination. A huge left lands for Reyes and Prochazka smiles.

Prochazka then lands his own big shot and it staggers Reyes. However, Reyes recovers quickly. Reyes gets a body lock and he’s able to land a takedown, but Prochazka explodes back up.

Prochazka hurts Reyes badly on the feet and he’s hunting the knockout. Reyes is swinging massive shots back which seems to slow the attack. Tons of pressure from Prochazka, but Reyes is game.

These two are just throwing bombs at each other late in the first. Insane pace from the light heavyweights. Beautiful combination from Jiri Prochazka to ends the round. 1-0 Prochazka after one at UFC Vegas 25.

Round 2

Reyes was really wearing that first round heading into the second here at UFC Vegas 25. Both men touch gloves and Reyes pushes forward with a combination. A stinging jab lands for Prochazka.

The pace slows as both men appear and Prochazka starts pressuring Reyes. Big combination lands for Dominick Reyes, but when he lands, Prochazka charges with his own big combination.

Massive shots for both men. Prochazka chases and Reyes lands a nice back hand. However, Prochazka hurts Reyes badly and he starts mixing it up. Reyes looks really staggered here, but out of no where Reyes hurts Prochazka badly.

Prochazka shoots for a takedown and Reyes locks in a guillotine choke. It’s deep and Reyes is squeezing. However, Prochazka pops his head out with one minute left. Prochazka starts working the ground and pound.

Reyes explodes up to his feet and these two start throwing bombs again. Spinning back elbow from Prochazka and Reyes is out cold. Massive win and Prochazka is a problem for the UFC’s light heavyweight division.

Jiri Prochazka def. Dominick Reyes by KO – Round 2

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