Jiri Prochazka reacts to UFC 303 title fight against Alex Pereira: ‘No space for mistakes’

Alex Pereira set to fight Jiri Prochazka in short notice UFC 303 rematch main event

Jiri Prochazka has given his first thoughts on his UFC 303 light heavyweight title fight rematch against Alex Pereira.

Prochazka and Pereira are set to headline UFC 303 on just two weeks’ notice after Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler was off. It was a surprise that the UFC was able to pull the fight off, and after Dana White announced the fight, Prochazka took to social media to give his comments on the fight.

“I am going to be the perfect storm. No space for mistakes, just win, now, here,” Prochazka wrote on X.

Prochazka is looking to reclaim his light heavyweight title and is also looking to get revenge on Pereira. The two fought back in November and it was Pereira winning by second-round knockout to win the vacant light heavyweight title.

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Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka is 30-4-1 and returned to the win column back in April at UFC 300 with a second-round knockout win over Aleksandar Rakic. Before that, he suffered a knockout loss to Pereira which was his first loss in the UFC. Prochazka is the former champ and also has wins over Glover Teixeira, Dominick Reyes, and Volkan Oezdemir.

Alex Pereira, meanwhile, is 10-2 and coming off a first-round knockout win against Jamahal Hill at UFC 300 to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time.

Alex Pereira

New-look UFC 303 fight card

After all the changes to UFC 303, the fight card is as follows:

  • Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka – UFC light heavyweight championship
  • Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes
  • Carlos Ulberg vs. Anthony Smith
  • Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  • Ian Machado Garry vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page
  • Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili
  • Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Carlos Hernandez vs. Rei Tsuruya
  • Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Oliveira
  • Payton Talbott vs. Yais Ghemmouri
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday
  • Charles Jourdain vs. Jean Silva
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The card is subject to change.