White: Reyes-Prochazka to top Feb. 27 card

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The UFC is working on a light heavyweight fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka in February, according to UFC president Dana White.

White told ESPN on Tuesday the 205-pound contest will headline a UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27. The UFC has not yet announced an official venue for any of its events in 2021.

Reyes (12-2) nearly won the light heavyweight title twice this year. He came up just short in a decision loss to then-champion Jon Jones at UFC 247 in February, in a five-round bout many felt he won. Reyes was granted another title shot after Jones vacated the belt this summer, but suffered a TKO loss Jan Blachowicz.

Prochazka (27-3-1), a native of the Czech Republic, made a spectacular UFC debut in July in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, knocking out former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir in the second round at UFC 251. It was the 24th win by knockout in Prochazka’s professional career.

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