The UFC Vegas 25 results had been littered with resolution after resolution, however the strive towards card accomplished solid with two blistering finishes within the major and co-major events.
Jiri Prochazka knocks out Dominick Reyes to contrivance title shot
Dominick Reyes rocked Jiri Prochazka and the Czech fighter returned the prefer, all inner of the first two minutes of the UFC Vegas 25 major match. Reyes recovered and took Prochazka to the canvas.
It did no longer take Prochazka long to reach the strive towards to the feet, where he unloaded on Reyes, hurting the old title contender. Reyes wasn’t accomplished, though, touchdown several combinations within the glorious moments of the round. Prochazka ate the shots and kept combing forward, bloodying Reyes’s nose.
The American answered with several more punches, however Prochazka looked to take the shots greater than Reyes and again answered with a blistering combination that shook Reyes earlier than the round ended.
Reyes started round two solid, unleashing with punch combinations and kicking Prochazka to the canvas. However the Czech kept pressing forward, exhibiting minute elevate out from the shots, as he kept throwing punches and kicks of his hang.
Reyes rocked him and Prochazka changed stages, searching for to procure a takedown, as a change getting caught in a guillotine choke. Reyes fell to his lend a hand, however couldn’t attain the choke. Prochazka escaped and got up, Reyes dropped him with an upkick.
One plot or the opposite surviving the brutal upkick, Prochazka again returned the strive towards to the feet. A few moments later, Prochazka backed Reyes as a lot as the fence, unleashing an even elbow followed by a left spinning lend a hand elbow that dropped Reyes face down on the canvas.
A old Rizin FF gentle heavyweight champion and appropriate two fights into his UFC tenure, Prochazka is now anticipated to glean a shot on the winner of the UFC gentle heavyweight championship bout between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira, which is scheduled for Sept. 4 at UFC 266.
Faced with the real fact that UFC president Dana White said he would glean the title shot, Prochazka said simply, “Oh, okay. Yeah, I am ready. Let’s invent that.”
“Earlier than the UFC, all my fights had been appropriate teaching me and my crew to glean greater and better to step into the UFC and take a title.”
UFC Vegas 25 results: Jiri Prochazka knocks out Dominick Reyes with spinning elbow
Giga Chikadze finishes Cub Swanson with the Giga Kick
The UFC Vegas 25 co-major match started with a couple of promise, however ended like a flash with a brutal kick to the liver.
Giga Chikadze and Cub Swanson exchanged several exhausting punches within the outlet moments of the bout. Merely as the strive towards started to waft, Chikadze unleashed his patented liver kick (aka the Giga Kick). The results had been all of a sudden written across Swanson’s tormented face as he fell to his knees.
Chikadze hesitated, temporarily pondering the referee can also cease the strive towards. When the referee waited, Chikadze swarmed Swanson and landed a couple of punches that pressured an cease to the bout at 1: 03 of round one.
“I needed to stammer all of the guys within the High 15 that I am right here. If you happen to did no longer know my name, now you know,” Chikadze said after the strive towards. “I needed to raise the fire.”
After the victory, Chikadze respectfully called out old UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.
“Max Holloway, it will probably be an honor to strive towards you because of you are no doubt one of many appropriate and I truly are looking to strive towards you.”
UFC Vegas 25 results: Giga Chikadze stops Cub Swanson in co-major match
Ion Cutelaba and Dustin Jacoby ends in disappointing atomize up blueprint
Ion Cutelaba set his strive towards with Dustin Jacoby in possibility at Friday’s weigh-in, grabbing Jacoby around the neck at some level of their face-off. Fortunately there wasn’t a repeat of the Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose cancellation and the Cutelabla vs. Jacoby bout took location as deliberate. It used to be a toe-to-toe strive towards, however the cease consequence left one thing to be desired.
Jacoby started solid, looking noteworthy sharper on the feet, however Cutelaba finally took him down. Jacoby got lend a hand to his feet moderately like a flash every time, however Cutelaba took him down constantly correct thru the round, touchdown punches or elbows after almost every takedown.
Cutelaba went lend a hand to the takedown in round two. It worked nicely for the first couple minutes, however Jacoby started stuffing them and maintaining Cutelaba at bay with his jab and barely touchdown with his uppercut and honest appropriate nasty. Jacoby staggered Cutelaba with an even hand within the waning seconds of round two, however couldn’t set him down.
Jacoby started the glorious round with a exhausting kick to the body. Cutelaba kept swinging, however looked like he’d misplaced a step or two for the explanation that first round. No longer as vexed concerning the takedown as he used to be in round one, Jacoby used to be swinging with more vitality punches within the glorious frame.
Cutelaba dug deep and kept firing lend a hand. Jacoby appropriate uncared for with a pleasant flying knee after which went for a takedown of his hang. Cutelaba stuffed it. Jacoby got the takedown on his next try, however it no doubt got right here with about 10 seconds left within the strive towards.
When the scorecards had been read, one have interaction seen it in prefer of Jacoby, another in prefer of Cutelaba, and the glorious have interaction dominated it a blueprint for an total results of a atomize up blueprint.
UFC Vegas 25 results: Ion Cutelaba vs Dustin Jacoby dominated a atomize up blueprint
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UFC Vegas 25 Dwell Results
UFC Vegas 25 Foremost Card
Foremost Match: Jiri Prochazka def Dominick Reyes by KO (elbows) at 4: 29, R2Co-major Match: Giga Chikadze vs Cub Swanson by TKO (body kick and punches) at 1: 03, R1Ion Cutelaba vs Dustin Jacoby dominated a atomize up blueprint (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)Sean Strickland def Krzysztof Jotko by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)Merab Dvalishvili def Cody Stamann by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 25 Prelims
Luana Pinheiro def Randa Markos by disqualification (illegal upkick) at 4: 16, R1TJ Brown def Kai Kamaka III by atomize up resolution (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)Luana Carolina def Poliana Botelho by atomize up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Loma Lookboonmee def Sam Hughes by unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Andreas Michailidis def KB Bhullar by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)Filipe Colares def Luke Sanders by unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-38, 29-28)