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Alex Pereira Rematches Jiri Prochazka As New UFC 303 Main Event

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Fans can look forward to a great main event at UFC 303, featuring a rematch between light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira and former champion Jiri Prochazka. The highly anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler has been canceled due to McGregor’s injury.

A recent tweet from UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) throws a wrench into the plans for UFC 303, the highly anticipated International Fight Week main event. The tweet reads:

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” Conor McGregor is OUT! Alex Pereira vs Jiří Procházka is your new main event at #UFC303!”

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In consequence of Conor McGregor’s absence, a new main event is required, hence this announcement represents a major shift to the fight card. The highly anticipated light heavyweight rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira promises to be an exciting bout for fight fans.

The McGregor-Chandler Cancellation

The UFC 303 main event was initially set to feature a clash between two MMA giants: Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. However, fate had other plans. McGregor, unfortunately, had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. The disappointment was palpable, but the show must go on.

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The First Encounter

Their paths crossed previously at UFC 295, where Pereira secured a second-round stoppage victory over Procházka. The intense battle left fans hungry for more, and now they have their wish granted—a chance to witness these two warriors clash once again.

Alex Pereira’s Quick Turnaround


After winning his championship defense against Jamahal Hill at UFC 300, Pereira returns to the Octagon right away. His incredibly fast recovery shows how dedicated he is to upholding the 205-pound title and establishing his legacy.

Jiri Prochazka’s Redemption


Jiri Prochazka, known as “Poatan,” rebounded impressively after his loss to Pereira. At UFC 300, he delivered a statement-making finish against Aleksandar Rakić. Now, he seeks redemption and aims to reclaim the championship that slipped through his fingers in their first encounter.

Co-Main Event: Ortega vs. Lopes

Adding to the excitement, the co-main event features a featherweight showdown between former title challenger Brian “T-City” Ortega and rising star Diego Lopes. Ortega’s victory over Yair Rodriguez in Mexico City solidified his position in the featherweight division, while Lopes announced himself as a force with a knockout win over Sodiq Yusuff.

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