The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 25 event, an eleven-bout fight card headlined by Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka.
Reyes (12-2 MMA) will be looking to snap his two-fight losing skid when he squares off with Prochazka this evening. ‘The Devastator’ is coming off back-to-back title fight losses to Jan Blachowicz and Jon Jones in his most recent efforts. Prior to those setbacks, Dominick Reyes had gone a perfect 12-0 in his MMA career, including a nasty knockout win over Chris Weidman.
Meanwhile, Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC Vegas 25 main event riding an eleven-fight winning streak. The former RIZIN champion made his Octagon debut back at UFC 251, where he earned a second round knockout victory over former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 25 event is co-headlined by a featherweight bout featuring fan favorite Cub Swanson taking on Giga Chikadze.
Swanson (27-11 MMA) will enter tonight’s co-main event on a two-fight win streak, his latest being a knockout win over Daniel Pineda at UFC 256. ‘Killer Cub’ has gone 2-4 over his past six Octagon appearances overall.
As for Giga Chikadze (12-2 MMA), the Georgian standout will enter UFC Vegas 25 on a seven-fight win streak, his most recent being a TKO victory over Jamey Simmons. The 32-year-old has gone a perfect 5-0 inside of the Octagon since joining the UFC ranks in September of 2019.
Also featured on tonight’s main card is a highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Ion Cutelaba and Dustin Jacoby.
Cutelaba (15-6 MMA), who got physical with Jacoby at Friday’s faceoff, will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he takes to the Octagon this evening. The Moldovan native is coming off back-to-back stoppage losses at the hands of Magomed Ankalaev.
Meanwhile, Dustin Jacoby (14-5 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest with Cutelaba sporting a four-fight winning streak. In his most recent effort this past February, the American picked up a unanimous decision victory over Maxim Grishin.
UFC Vegas 25 Main Card (10pm EST on ESPN)
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka – Prochazka def. Reyes via KO in Round 2
Giga Chikadze vs. Cub Swanson – Chikadze def. Swanson via TKO at 1:03 of Round 1
Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby – Ruled a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Sean Strickland – Strickland def. Jotko by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann – Dvalishvili def. Stamann by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC Vegas 25 Preliminary Card (7pm EST on ESPN+)
Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro – Pinheiro def. Markos by DQ (illegal kick) at 4:16 of Round 1
T.J. Brown vs. Kai Kamaka III – Brown def. Kamaka by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina – Carolina def. Botelho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee – Lookboonmee def. Hughes by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
K.B. Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis – Michailidis def. Bhullar by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Felipe Colares vs. Luke Sanders – Colares def. Sanders by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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