UFC: Alex Pereira hangs on to light heavyweight belt at UFC 303


Share post:

Alex Pereira successfully defended his light heavyweight title on Saturday night, knocking out Jiri Prochazka in the main event bout at UFC 303 in Las Vegas.

Just 12 seconds into the second round, a fierce head kick from Pereira (10-2-0) sent Prochazka (30-4-1) to the mat, where Pereira followed with a barrage of punches before the fight was called.

Prochazka had trouble standing up afterward, and he was rocking back and forth before falling into the hands of the referee and medical personnel.

Saturday’s bout was a rematch of a Nov. 11, 2023 fight for the vacant light heavyweight championship. Pereira won that clash, too, and has now defended his belt twice.

Prochazka has lost two of his past three fights.

In other action Saturday, Diego Lopes and Roman Dolidze both won by unanimous decision. Lopes (25-6-0) beat Dan Ige (18-8-0) in catch weight action, while Dolidze (13-3-0) got the best of Anthony Smith (38-20-0) in a battle of light heavyweights.

Macy Chiasson (11-3-0) and Ian Machado Gary (15-0-0) also won their respective fights.

–Field Level Media


Related articles

UFC: Rose Namajunas ends Tracy Cortez’s winning streak at Fight Night

Rose Namajunas defeated Tracy Cortez by unanimous decision on Saturday night in their main event women's flyweight bout...

UFC: Tracy Cortez chops hair to make weight for Rose Namajunas fight

Tracy Cortez made weight for her UFC main event in an unusual way. Needing to lose roughly half a...

UFC: UFC on ESPN 59: Rose Namajunas heavy favorite in main event

The UFC returns to Denver for the first time in six years on Saturday with a main card...

MMA: Francis Ngannou named chairman of PFL expansion league in Africa

Former MMA champion Francis Ngannou will serve as chairman of PFL Africa, the Professional Fighters League's newest regional...


Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.