UFC: Alex Pereira grabs light heavyweight championship at UFC 295

Date:

Share post:


Alex Pereira knocked out Jiri Prochazka on Saturday night to claim the light heavyweight championship in the main event at UFC 295 in New York.

Pereira (9-2-0) sent Prochazka to the mat with a right hook before using a barrage of elbows to earn the victory at 4:08 of the second round. The Brazilian has now won back-to-back UFC bouts after a loss to Israel Adesanya on April 8.

It was a fairly even fight until the knockdown, as Pereira held narrow advantages in total strikes (49-44), significant strikes (38-30) and shots to the head (21-18).

In another title fight, Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) secured the interim heavyweight belt by beating Sergei Pavlovich (18-2-0) via knockout.

Other winners on Saturday included Jessica Andrade (25-12-0), Benoit Saint Denis (13-1-0) and Diego Lopes (23-6-0).

–Field Level Media

spot_img

Related articles

MMA: PFL releases former Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi

The PFL released Gegard Mousasi on Thursday, a day after the former Bellator middleweight champion criticized the promotion. "Bellator...

Boxing: Ryan Garcia’s B-sample returns positive result

A B-sample requested by boxer Ryan Garcia came back positive for the banned substance Ostarine on Thursday. Garcia, though,...

UFC: Ilia Topuria sets sights on UFC history next year in Spain

If all goes to plan for UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria, the near future will include a bout...

UFC: Dustin Poirier: No interest in 4th Conor McGregor fight

Dustin Poirier is too busy chasing a title to pursue a massive potential payday, saying he is not...

FREE

Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.