- Odds: Dominick Reyes +110 underdog, Jiri Prochazka -130 favorite.
- Reyes is coming off a KO loss to titleholder Jan Blachowicz.
- Is Jiri Prochazka the real deal? We will find out at UFC Vegas 25.
Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes returns to action on May 1st against Czech sensation Jiri Prochazka. We break down the betting odds for Reyes vs Prochazka below. Prochazka opened as the betting favorite for his title shot against Glover, see the latest Teixeira vs Prochazka Odds here.
Reyes vs Prochazka Odds
Reyes is a former title challenger that went the distance with Jon Jones, is the betting underdog +110 against Prochazka. You can bet $100 to win $100 if Reyes can up a win over Jiri.
For the favorite Jiri Prochazka, he has entered the UFC in explosive fashion. with a KO win over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251. Prochazka hasn’t lost a fight since 2015 at Rizim, and at -130 offers real betting value as a slight favorite.
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Who is Jiri Prochazka?
Jiri “Denisa” Prochazka is 28 years of age, he comes from a Muay Thai & Kickboxing background. He made a name for himself in the Czech Republic’s biggest MMA organization Gladiator Fighting Championship.
From there he competed at the highest level in Rizin, where he fought in multiple Grand Prix’s spanning 2015 to 2019. At the peak of his Rizin reign, he won the Light Heavyweight title by defeating Muhammed Lawal and defended the title before coming to the UFC.
Pressure is on Reyes to win
Reyes had an impressive rise in the UFC. He was undefeated until 2020, prior to that he picked up wins over Jared Cannonier, OSP, Volkan and Chris Weidman.
After challenging for the light heavyweight title back-to-back and losing, it’s time for Reyes to reset and show that he hasn’t lost what got him to the dance.
“The Devastator” extended an olive branch to Jon Jones on social media last year. Their fight at UFC 247 was extremely close, with many giving the fight to Reyes. However, with Jones eyeing up a move to heavyweight – Reyes will have to keep his focus on Prochazka who will be as big of a challange.
Jiri is now favored over Jan Blachowicz in the latest odds. You can get Blachowicz as a +100 underdog here.
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