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Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka rescheduled for UFC event on May 1

Dominick Reyes Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting

A light heavyweight fight between two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka has been rescheduled for an upcoming UFC event on May 1.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed the new date to MMA Fighting on Thursday. The event’s location and venue has not been confirmed.

The bout originally was scheduled as the main event for the UFC Vegas 20, which takes place on Feb. 27 in Las Vegas, but Reyes suffered an undisclosed injury that forced the matchup to be delayed.

Now, Reyes and Prochazka have agreed to meet on a new date as both fighters look to make a big impact in the light heavyweight division. One week after UFC Vegas 20, reigning champion Jan Blachowicz will defend his title against middleweight king Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on March 6.

Reyes looks to get back in the win column after suffering back-to-back losses in bouts against Blachowicz and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, while Prochazka picked up an impressive knockout in his octagon debut against Volkan Oezdemir in 2020.

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