Reyes vs. Prochazka Postponed; Rozenstruik vs. Gane Now Headlines UFC Fight Night 186

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 30, 2021

It appears that Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane will now serve as the new UFC Fight Night 186 main event.

Rozenstruik recently announced on social media that the bout had been moved from UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13 to Feb. 27. Shortly thereafter, Jiri Prochazka revealed that his proposed clash against Dominick Reyes, which was originally set to top UFC Fight Night 186, has been postponed for undisclosed reasons. The Las Vegas-based promotion has not officially announced an update to the card. It is also currently unclear when Reyes vs. Prochazka might be rescheduled.

After suffering his first career defeat at the hands of Francis Ngannou at UFC 249, Rozenstruik rebounded to score a second-round TKO win against Junior dos Santos in his last appearance at UFC 252. “Bigi Boy” has won five of six UFC bouts — including other notable KO wins vs. Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.

Gane earned a signature win at the expense of dos Santos at UFC 256, winning via second-round TKO on December 12 to improve to 7-0 in his young professional tenure. The Frenchman has also bested Raphael Pessoa, Don'Tale Mayes and Tanner Boser in the Octagon.

Reyes is coming off back-to-back losses in 205-pound title bouts. After dropping a narrow five-round verdict to Jon Jones at UFC 247 — a contest many thought he deserved to win — “The Devastator” suffered a second-round TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz in a clash for the vacant belt at UFC 253 on Sept. 26. Reyes began his professional tenure with 12 consecutive triumphs, six of which have come in UFC competition.

Prochazka made his Octagon debut in spectacular fashion, as he knocked out former No. 1 contender Volkan Oezdemir 49 seconds into Round 2 of their UFC 251 matchup on July 11. The 28-year-old Czech Republic native is on an 11-bout winning streak that includes victories over the likes of C.B. Dollaway, Fabio Maldonado and Muhammed Lawal.

UFC Fight Night 186 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is also expected to include a light heavyweight showdown between Nikita Krylov and Magomed Ankalaev.

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