Alex Pereira stopped previous champion Jiri Prochazka with devastating standing elbows, earning the vacant light heavyweight belt. It was Pereira’s sixth UFC fight, and it was his first victory as a two-division champion.
Madison Square Garden’s enchantment never disappoints. For UFC 295 on Saturday night, the UFC made its yearly trip to the World’s Most Famous Arena, and spectators were in for one of the most action-packed main cards in Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazaka.
In the second round of their main event fight, Alex Pereira stopped previous champion Jiri Prochazka with devastating standing elbows, earning the vacant light heavyweight belt.
It was Pereira’s sixth UFC fight, and it was his first victory as a two-division champion—an amazing accomplishment in and of itself. It was in line with the record he set in Glory Kickboxing when he achieved the same standing.
Alex Pereira vs Jiri Prochazaka UFC 295: Results of complete fight card
In the co-main event, Sergei Pavlovich was viciously knocked out by Tom Aspinall, earning him the interim heavyweight title. Pavlovich was knocked out in less than a minute after Aspinall gave him a side-of-the-head clip. With his father supporting him throughout the fight, Aspinall dedicated the victory to him. In other bouts, Diego Lopes destroyed Pat Sabatini via first-round TKO, Benoit Saint-Denis destroyed Matt Frevola via head-kick knockout, and Jessica Andrade returned to the winner’s column by stopping Mackenzie Dern via TKO.
UFC 295 fight card, results
- Alex Pereira (c) def. Jiri Prochazka via second-round knockout (elbows)
- Tom Aspinall (ic) def. Sergei Pavlovich via first-round TKO (punches)
- Jessica Andrade def. Mackenzie Dern via second-round TKO (punch)
- Benoit Saint-Denis def. Matt Frevola via first-round knockout (head kick)
- Diego Lopes def. Pat Sabatini via first-round TKO (punches)
- Steve Erceg def. Alessandro Costa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Loopy Godinez def. Tabatha Ricci via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mateusz Rebecki def. Roosevelt Roberts via first-round verbal submission (armbar)
- Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borschev ends in a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Jared Gordon def. Mark Madsen via first-round TKO (punches)
- John Castaneda def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Joshua Van def. Kevin Borjas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jamal Emmers def. Dennis Buzukja via first-round TKO (punches)