The Devastator, Dominick Reyes, comes back to the ring to meet one of the promising guys in the UFC light heavyweight division, Jiri Prochazka. The Czech fighter is apparently one of the biggest prospects in the division, which is why the organization immediately handed him a big name after just one battle since in the same. He was the RIZIN champion, but still, many believe that Dana White and his partners rushed a little bit here. Meanwhile, Reyes aims to get back on track following two losses in a row, both in title matches. It won’t be easy because he has a good opponent, but if the American wants to receive another title shot, he simply needs to win this one.
Dominick Reyes (+100) lost against Jon Jones and Jan Blachowicz in the past two fights. The first defeat was very controversial. Many believe that the Devastator defeated the champion and that the judges rigged the scores, robbing the challenger. Against Blachowicz, there weren’t any doubts about who won. Reyes ate one of the biggest hits in his career and suffered a KO loss.
He didn’t have a single loss until facing Jones and Blachowicz, defeating some very solid names along the road. For instance, his victims were, Jeremy Kimball, Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux, Volkan Oezdemir, and Chris Weidman.
Reyes is a strong puncher, whose best area is kickboxing, but he knows how to win on the ground as well. We’ve seen him deliver some pretty exciting submissions, but his main weapons are punches and leg kicks, as said in the previous line.
Jiri Prochazka (-130) is the No.8 in the division and yet enters this clash as the favorite against No.3. Highly odd, but the guy from the Czech Republic has solid credentials, which are justifying his status per some experts. He was the RIZIN lightweight champion and one of the more dominant fighters in the history of this organization.
He also posted a very confident victory in his only appearance in the UFC so far, knocking out Volkan Oezdemir in the second round. Truth to be told, it wasn’t an ordinary KO, but a one-way ticket to the la-la-land.
Prochazka is a big guy with extremely long arms and legs who knows how to use them. Predominantly, he is a stand-up fighter, a kick-boxer, and to be honest, we haven’t seen him doing some wonders on the mat. Twenty-four of his 27 via came via KO, so you get the pattern here.
We will go against the mainstream and the bookmakers here and bet on Reyes. After all, he has a much better resume, and even though the Devastator lost two in a row (one was a very, very controversial decision, just to remind), he is still among the best in the division. Prochazka had one highlight reel, KO, and the bookies immediately made him the favorite here. In our modest opinion, betting on Reyes is worthy of a risk because the odds are pretty high, and they will double your stakes. So why not?
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