UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Procházka - 5/1/21 - Card Preview

We are back in Vegas at the Apex center this Saturday, May 1st for UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Procházka. Not going to lie, it's going to be a bit disappointing watching this card with no fans after UFC 261 this past weekend. The energy, the fights, the finishes were all incredible (although Weidman's leg would disagree, that was gruesome)!

That being said, the main card on this lineup is going to be low key fire. For those of you who don't know Jiří Procházka, tune in cause you're in for a treat. He has 24 knockouts on his record and made his octagon debut last July against number 7 ranked Volkan Oezdemir. You would think that sort of debut matchup would give a fighter pause, but the Czech fighter was ridiculously calm in there and eventually scored the knockout in the second round. It will be interesting to see if Reyes's technical boxing can exploit the low hands and gamesmanship of Procházka. High likelyhood someone is going to sleep here.

Ten year UFC veteran, Cub Swanson takes on surging kickboxing standout, Giga Chikadze in the co main event. Chikadze is undefeated in the UFC and is in a rare group of fighters to have a technique named after them - The Giga Kick. Watch for this liver shot this weekend.

Full breakdowns and predictions of the undercard can be found in our two part series here and here! As always, check back later this week for our best bets segment, and a full breakdown of the main card after weigh-ins. Main event and co-main event breakdowns are already up.

Cards, start time, bout order, lineup all subject to changes but here’s how it looks so far:

Main Card (10:00 PM EST)

Dominick Reyes vs. Jiří Procházka

Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze

Ion Cuțelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby

Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann

Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina

Preliminary Card (7:00 PM EST)

Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro

Gabriel Benítez vs. Jonathan Pearce

Kai Kamaka III vs. T.J. Brown

Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes

Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar

Felipe Colares vs. Luke Sanders

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