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Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazka Set as Co-Main Event for UFC 295, Reveals Dana White

Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazka Set as Co-Main Event for UFC 295, Reveals Dana White

Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazka Set as Co-Main Event for UFC 295, Reveals Dana White
Dana White just revealed the thrilling co-main event for UFC 295: a showdown between Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka, set to ignite the octagon with high-octane action.

Dana White took to social media to unveil some massive fight announcements today. At UFC 296’s main event this December, fans can gear up for an intense showdown between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. And the excitement doesn’t stop there—UFC 295 is heating up with its co-main event featuring Alex Pereira squaring off against the former champion, Jiri Prochazka. Let’s dive in and break down all the thrilling details.

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UFC 295: Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazka Announced For Co-Main Event

The UFC light heavyweight division has seen a streak of champions relinquishing the title, leaving it seemingly cursed. The latest setback came with Jamahal Hill’s serious injury, leaving the division without a champion. However, the UFC is on the hunt for a new titleholder and has set the stage for a significant light heavyweight fight at UFC 295, set to take place at Madison Square Garden. Dana White’s announcement of the Pereira versus Prochazka showdown signifies a move towards finding the next champion in this intense division.

Announcing the fight he stated, “Former light heavyweight champion Jiri Procházka faces former middleweight champ Alex Pereira for the vacant 205-pound title.  Prochazka is one of the most exciting fighters on the roster.  He had to vacate the title when he sustained the worst shoulder injury in UFC history, but now he is fully recovered.  He’s still undefeated in the UFC and he wants his belt back.” 

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According to White, Pereira is considered one of the most intimidating fighters to enter the octagon. Within a year of his UFC debut, he secured the middleweight title, though he later faced a defeat against Izzy in a rematch. However, Pereira has now shifted his focus to the light heavyweight division, aiming for a shot at another championship in this new weight class. Facing the former division champion, a victory in this bout would elevate his standing in the company to a whole new level.

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Meanwhile, Prochazka was awaiting his first title defense against former champion Teixeira. However, that fight took a grim turn when Prochazka endured a severe injury, forcing him to relinquish the title. Now, he’s making a comeback with his sights set on reclaiming his championship belt. All in all, UFC 295 has come together to create a sensational event that fans won’t want to miss, with all eyes glued to the action.

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