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UFC 303: Pereira vs. Procházka 2 - Fight by Fight Preview

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UFC 303 ignites the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 29, 2024, with a blockbuster lineup. Headlined by the light heavyweight championship rematch between Alex Pereira and Jiří Procházka, the event promises high stakes and intense action across thirteen thrilling bouts. This comprehensive preview delves into each fight, setting the stage for what could be one of the most memorable nights in UFC history.

Main Card

Light Heavyweight Championship: Alex Pereira vs. Jiří Procházka The main event sees Alex Pereira defending his title against former champion Jiří Procházka in a highly anticipated rematch. Pereira's striking prowess meets Procházka's dynamic and unpredictable style, making this a clash of tactical genius and raw power.

Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes In the co-main event, grappling ace Brian Ortega faces off against rising star Diego Lopes. Ortega’s renowned submission skills will be tested against Lopes' striking and resilience, offering a classic striker vs. grappler matchup.

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith vs. Roman Dolidze Veteran Anthony Smith takes on the formidable Roman Dolidze. Smith's experience and versatile skill set could provide the edge over Dolidze's aggressive approach and knockout power.

Female Bantamweight: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson Mayra Bueno Silva battles Macy Chiasson in a female bantamweight showdown. Both fighters are known for their toughness and will to win, making this bout a potential fight-of-the-night contender.

Welterweight: Ian Machado Garry vs. Michael "Venom" Page The welterweight bout features the technical finesse of Ian Machado Garry against the striking spectacle of Michael "Venom" Page. Fans can expect a striking masterclass with both fighters looking for a knockout.


Middleweight: Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault Joe Pyfer faces Marc-Andre Barriault in a middleweight contest. Pyfer’s power and Barriault’s resilience could make this a gritty, back-and-forth affair.

Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili Veteran Cub Swanson matches up against Andre Fili. Known for his exciting fighting style, Swanson's experience could be the key against Fili's versatility.

Featherweight: Charles Jourdain vs. Jean Silva Charles Jourdain takes on Jean Silva in what promises to be an action-packed featherweight bout. Both fighters are aggressive strikers, so expect fireworks.

Bantamweight: Payton Talbott vs. Yanis Ghemmouri The bantamweight division sees Payton Talbott going up against Yanis Ghemmouri. Both fighters are known for their speed and technical skills, setting up a fast-paced encounter.

Early Prelims

Female Strawweight: Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Gillian Robertson open the early prelims. Waterson-Gomez's striking contrasts with Robertson's grappling, highlighting a classic MMA style clash.

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday Veteran Andrei Arlovski faces the powerful Martin Buday in a heavyweight bout. Experience meets youth in this explosive matchup.

Flyweight: Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez Rei Tsuruya and Carlos Hernandez will showcase their speed and agility in the flyweight division. Both fighters possess quick finishes and will be eager to make a statement.

Bantamweight: Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Oliveira Ricky Simon and Vinicius Oliveira round out the early prelims with a bantamweight bout. Expect a high-energy match with both fighters looking for a dominant win.

UFC 303 offers a mix of championship battles, veteran showdowns, and emerging talent clashes. With a card this deep, the night is set to be filled with drama, excitement, and unforgettable moments. Tune in live from the T-Mobile Arena or catch the action on ESPN+ for a full evening of top-tier MMA entertainment.

How to Watch

Main Card: 10pm ET / 7pm PT on ESPN+

Prelims: 8pm ET / 5pm PT on ESPN and ESPN+

Early Prelims: 6pm ET / 3pm PT on ESPN+ and UFC FIGHT PASS

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