After a night of decision-making wins and a DQ verdict, headliner Jiri Prochazka ended UFC Vegas 26 with an exclamation mark. The 28-year-old Czech fighter handed former title challenger Dominick Reyes his third straight defeat with a rotating elbow knockout in the second round.
The victory puts Prochazka next in line to fight for the undisputed light heavyweight title. And as far as current champion Jan Blachowicz is concerned, this is a game that is already worth the wait.
Blachowicz later clarified that his focus is still on current challenger Glover Teixeira, whom he faces at UFC 266 in September.
For all those who do not know the Slavic context of the previous post and its humorous nature.
Of course, Glovera is the next contender. I always keep my word. #LegendaryPolishPower
– Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) May 2, 2021
Prochazka (28-3-1) has so far impressed fans with his two fights in the Octagon. As with the Reyes fight, he also earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his second round knockout victory over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251 last July.
Prochazka also received fight of the night honors at UFC Vegas 25, earning her a total of $ 100,000 in bonuses after the fight in one night.