It appears that Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane will now serve as the new UFC Fight Night 186 main event.
The fight has been postponed from February 27th, but I’m looking forward to fighting Reyes in the near future, and wish him a quick recovery. @ufc @UFCEurope— Jiri Denisa Prochazka (@jiri_bjp) January 30, 2021
Zápas 27.2.2021 byl sice odložen, ale na zápas s Dominikem se co nejdříve těším. Teď mu přeji brzké uzdravení. pic.twitter.com/63x4pDtGjd
After suffering his first career defeat at the hands of Francis Ngannou at UFC 249, Rozenstruik rebounded to score a second-round TKO win against Junior dos Santos in his last appearance at UFC 252. “Bigi Boy” has won five of six UFC bouts — including other notable KO wins vs. Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.
Gane earned a signature win at the expense of dos Santos at UFC 256, winning via second-round TKO on December 12 to improve to 7-0 in his young professional tenure. The Frenchman has also bested Raphael Pessoa, Don'Tale Mayes and Tanner Boser in the Octagon.
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.
UFC Fight Night 186 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is also expected to include a light heavyweight showdown between Nikita Krylov and Magomed Ankalaev.