The light heavyweight title picture could soon be shaken up.
Two-time championship challenger Dominick Reyes faces another stiff test on May 1 when he meets Czech sensation Jiri Prochazka in the UFC Vegas 25 main event.
The poster for their headlining matchup was released Tuesday.
Opening May with some .
@DomReyes vs @Jiri_bjp pic.twitter.com/WlXnYeNWcn
— UFC (@ufc) April 13, 2021
Reyes (12-2) is coming off of the first two losses of his career, a close decision loss to then-champion Jon Jones at UFC 247 and a second-round TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz in a vacant light heavyweight title bout at UFC 253. Now he has to deal with the surging Prochazka, a former RIZIN champion who has won 11 straight fights.
In his UFC debut last July, Prochazka scored a second-round knockout of Volkan Oezdemir. He also holds recent KO/TKO victories over veterans C.B. Dollaway, Fabio Maldonado, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and Brandon Halsey.
See the updated UFC Vegas 25 fight card below (bout order still to be finalized):
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka
Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze
Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann
Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes
Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar
Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jonathan Pearce
Felipe Colares vs. Journey Newson
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Augusto Sakai
Kai Kamaka III vs. T.J. Brown
Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko