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UFC: Prochazka KOs Reyes via spinning back elbow


Jiri Prochazka UFC Dominick Reyes

Jiri Prochazka hits Dominick Reyes with a devastating spinning back elbow in the second round of their light heavyweight fight. Photo from UFC Twitter

Jiri Prochazka stopped Dominick Reyes with a spinning back elbow at 4:29 of the second round to win a light-heavyweight bout that served as the main event of the UFC Fight Night card Saturday night in Las Vegas.

According to ESPN, the result was just the third knockout via spinning back elbow in UFC history.

Prochazka, a 28-year-old Czech fighter with a 28-3-1 record, pocketed an extra $50,000 for turning in one of the performances of the night. He and Reyes got another $50,000 each for participating in the fight of the night.

“I just flow,” Prochazka said following the fight. “After some counterpunches from Dominick, I can have no chance to think for some plans. I just was in the flow. (I thought), ‘After that, maybe spinning elbow. OK, let’s try it.’”

Reyes, a 31-year-old Southern California native, saw his record drop to 12-3 with his third consecutive defeat.

Earlier on the card, the Republic of Georgia’s Giga Chikadze (13-2) knocked out the United States’ Cub Swanson (27-12) at 1:03 of the first round in a featherweight fight.

Moldova’s Ion Cutelba (15-6-1) and the United States’ Dustin Jacoby (14-5-1) fought to a draw in light-heavyweight action.

The United States’ Sean Strickland (23-3) earned a unanimous-decision win over Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko (22-5) in a middleweight bout, and the Republic of Georgia’s Merab Dvalishvili (13-4) also won a unanimous decision against the United States’ Cody Stamann (19-4-1) in a bantamweight fight.

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