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UFC 303: Alex Pereira’s Devastating Knockout of Jiri Prochazka Highlights Event

Alex Pereira retained his light heavyweight title with a stunning knockout of Jiri Prochazka at UFC 303 in Las Vegas. Just 12 seconds into the second round, Pereira delivered a brutal head kick that floored Prochazka, followed by a barrage of punches before the fight was stopped. This victory marked Pereira’s second defense of the title since their initial clash for the vacant championship in November.

MMA experts Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Eric Jackman discussed Pereira’s adjustments from the first fight and speculated on his potential move to heavyweight for a historic third divisional title.

The co-main event saw Dan Ige step in on short notice to fight Diego Lopes, who secured a unanimous decision victory. Ian Machado Garry opened the main card with a unanimous decision win over Michael Page, showcasing his grappling prowess against Page’s striking skills. Garry, now 15-0, expressed interest in facing unbeaten contender Shavkat Rakhmonov next.

Other notable fights included Diego Lopes defeating Dan Ige and Roman Dolidze winning against Anthony Smith, both by unanimous decision.

The UFC 303 post-fight show can be watched or listened to on various podcast platforms.

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