The APEX Center in Las Vegas, Nevada was home to a great night of fights at UFC Vegas 25: Reyes vs Prochazka. The card saw two (T)KOs. one disqualification and eight decisions, one of which was split draw.
The prelims opened with a handful of unanimous decision wins, as Felipe Corales, Andreas Michailidis and Loma Lookboonmee all got their hands raised. Luana Carolina and T.J. Brown both had closer fights but got the job done by split decision. In the final prelim bout of the evening, Randa Markos was disqualified for an illegal upkick with Luana Pinheiro being awarded the win.
Merab Dvalishvili and Sean Strickland both kicked off the main card with decision wins. Ion Cutelaba fought to a split draw against Dustin Jacoby, with one judge scoring the fight for Cutelaba and two seeing it even. Cub Swanson was handed his first ever loss by TKO in the UFC (and second of his entire career) when Giga Chikadze stopped him with a body kick in just over a minute.
In the main event, Jiri Prochazka picked up his second consecutive win in the UFC with a second-round KO against Dominick Reyes. After a hectic first round, Prochazka started throwing bombs in the second round and stopped Reyes with a spinning elbow for an impressive win.
Performance of the Night: Jiri Prochazka and Giga Chikadze
No Jiri Prochazka (KO (spinning elbow) at 4:29 of round 2) and Giga Chikadze (TKO (body kick) at 1:03 of round 1) both finished their fights and took home $50k bonuses.
Fight of the Night: Jiri Prochazka vs Dominick Reyes
Felipe Colares (29-28 x3), Andreas Michailidis (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), Loma Lookboonmee (29-28 x3), Luana Carolina (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), T.J. Brown (27-30, 29-28, 29-28), Merab Dvalishvili (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) and Sean Strickland (30-27x2, 29-28) all went the distance but it would be Prochazka’s stoppage win over Reyes that would take the night’s FOTN bonus.