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Report: Dominick Reyes vs. Jiři Procházka Targeted For UFC Event On February 27th. 

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An intriguing light-heavyweight clash between two-time title challenger, Dominick ‘The Devastator’ Reyes and recent promotional debutante, Jiři ‘Denisa’ Procházka is currently in the works to take headlining honours at a UFC Fight Night event on February 27th. – with a location or venue for the showcase yet to be determined by the promotion.

California-born striker, Reyes looks to snap a two-fight slide at 205-pounds, following a recent UFC 253 vacant title challenge knockout loss to current titleholder, Jan Błachowicz in September. 

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For Czech Republic native, Procházka, the former RIZIN FF light heavyweight champion made good on his UFC call at UFC 251 in July also on ‘Fight Island’ – scoring a second-round knockout win over one-time championship chaser, Volkan Oezdemir. News of the targeted tie was initially reported by ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto

Prior to his above-noted knockout loss to Polish finisher, Błachowicz – Reyes had dropped his first professional defeat earlier this year in February at UFC 247 in a hugely-contentious unanimous decision defeat to former two-time division best, Jon Jones. 

Like, Procházka – Reyes also holds a career win over common-foe, Oezdemir, lodging a close split decision win over the Switzerland native. During his climb to the light heavyweight summit, Reyes scored victories over former middleweight best, Chris Weidman, one-time interim championship challenger, Ovince Saint Preux, and middleweight contender, Jared Cannonier of note.

Procházka, 28 – extended his unbeaten run to a whopping eleven-fights with his knockout win over Oezdemir this summer. Putting pen to paper on a multi-fight deal with the promotion, Procházka holds other notable career triumphs against the likes of Fábio Maldonado, C.B. Dollaway, Mohammed Lawal, Brandon Halsey, Vadim Nemkov, Satoshi Ishii, and Darko Stosic. 

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