A showdown between two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes and ex-Rizin champ Jiri Prochazka is expected to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Feb. 27.
UFC president Dana White initially confirmed the light heavyweight booking to ESPN. A location and venue for the card has yet to be announced.
Reyes is coming off back-to-back losses in 205-pound title bouts. After dropping a narrow five-round verdict to Jon Jones at UFC 247 — a contest many thought he deserved to win — “The Devastator” suffered a second-round TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz in a clash for the vacant belt at UFC 253 on Sept. 26. Reyes began his professional tenure with 12 consecutive triumphs, six of which have come in UFC competition.
Prochazka made his Octagon debut in spectacular fashion, as he knocked out former No. 1 contender Volkan Oezdemir 49 seconds into Round 2 of their UFC 251 matchup on July 11. The 28-year-old Czech Republic native is on an 11-bout winning streak that includes victories over the likes of C.B. Dollaway, Fabio Maldonado and Muhammed Lawal.
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