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Pereira claims UFC 295 has enough star-power without Jones: “Everybody wants to watch this fight”

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Former middleweight champion Alex Pereira will fight for the vacant light heavyweight title on Saturday November 11. Across him in the cage he will find former 205 title holder Jiri Prochazka, who’s undefeated in the UFC.

“He’s definitely a hard opponent,” Pereira said on Wednesday at UFC 295 media day. “Unpredictable, yes, but all the experience I have in fighting and kickboxing, I’m going to be using that in the fight.”

The fight offers the fans something special in the stoic Brazilian kickboxing Glory champion and the Samurai inspired Chezh light heavyweight Prochazka.

“I know everybody is pumped for the fight. I think regardless of the main event got pulled off or not,” Pereira said. “I think if the fans had the option to get a refund, I don’t think they did because everybody wants to watch this fight.”

Read more: Extremely confident Danish UFC vet Nicolas Dalby: “The bookmakers undervalued me”

UFC 295 fight card with Alex Pereira

Main card

  • Light heavyweight title bout: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira
  • Heavyweight interim title bout: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Mackenzie Dern vs. Jéssica Andrade
  • Lightweight bout: Matt Frevola vs. Benoît Saint-Denis
  • Featherweight bout: Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini

Preliminary card

  • Flyweight bout: Steve Erceg vs. Alessandro Costa
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Tabatha Ricci vs. Loopy Godinez
  • Lightweight bout: Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev

Early preliminary card

  • Lightweight bout: Jared Gordon vs. Mark Madsen
  • Bantamweight bout: John Castañeda vs. Kang Kyung-ho
  • Flyweight bout: Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas
  • Featherweight bout: Dennis Buzukja vs. Jamall Emmers

Read more: UFC 295: Prochazka vs. Pereira – Fight Card, Start Time & How to Watch!


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