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