A highly mouthwatering light heavyweight title clash between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka is set to feature in the main event of UFC Vegas 25 at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Dominick Reyes will be looking forward to getting back into the win column as he is riding on a two-fight losing streak. In his last fight, he was knocked out by Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 last September. Prior to that, he lost via decision to Jon Jones at UFC 253.
Before that Reyes was on a 12-fight winning streak.
On the other hand, Jiri Prochazka is coming off of a KO win over former UFC title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251 last July. It was also his UFC debut.
Jiri Prochazka is currently riding on an 11-fight winning streak in the Rizin Fighting Federation.
In the co-main event, UFC featherweight Cub Swanson will be taking on Giga Chikadze. Cub Swanson is coming off of a two-fight winning streak having beaten Daniel Pineda and Kron Gracie in his last two fights.
On the other hand, Giga Chikadze is currently undefeated in his UFC career. In his last fight, he knocked out James Krause at UFC on ESPN 17 last year. He is 5-0 in the UFC and is on a seven-fight winning streak.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.53
Significant Striking Accuracy: 48%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.16
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 49%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.22
Takedown Accuracy: 16%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 82%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.2
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.67
Significant Striking Accuracy: 45%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 7.05
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 55%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: 0%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 100%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.00
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 4-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 109-50.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (2.05) vs Jiri Prochazka (1.75)
Prediction: Jiri Prochazka wins the fight / The fight goes over 1.5 rounds (1.61)
Featherweight: Cub Swanson (2.40) vs Giga Chikadze (1.57)
Prediction: Giga Chikadze wins the fight via decision / The fight goes over 1.5 rounds (1.28)
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba (1.72) vs Dustin Jacoby (2.10)
Prediction: Ion Cutelaba wins the fight
Middleweight: Sean Strickland (1.36) vs Krzysztof Jotko (3.10)
Prediction: Sean Strickland wins the fight
Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili (1.36) vs Cody Stamann (3.10)
Prediction: Merab Dvalishvilli wins the fight
Flyweight: Poliana Botelho (1.40) vs Luana Carolina (3.10)
Prediction: Polina wins the fight.