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UFC 295 Recap: Jiri Procházka Defends Title, Pavlovich Shocks Aspinall

Jiri ProcházkaUFC 295 Recap: Procházka Defends Title, Pavlovich Shocks Aspinall and Dern Dominates Andrade

The main event saw Jiri Procházka stand his ground against Alex Pereira successfully retaining his UFC 295 Light Heavyweight Championship in a closely contested battle. Meanwhile, Sergei Pavlovich stunned the audience with a thunderous first round TKO over the highly-touted Tom Aspinall shaking up the heavyweight division.

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Main Card of UFC 295

Jiri Procházka def Alex Pereira via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

In a thrilling and closely contested battle for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, Jiri Procházka successfully defended his title against the formidable challenge of Alex Pereira a former Glory kickboxing champion.

Sergei Pavlovich def Tom Aspinall via TKO (punches) in Round 1

In a shocking upset, Sergei Pavlovich delivered a thunderous first-round TKO performance to defeat the highly touted Tom Aspinall. Aspinall, a rising star in the heavyweight division, looked to use his superior reach and striking to keep Pavlovich at bay. However, Pavlovich proved to be more mobile than expected and closed the distance quickly. In a flurry of punches, Pavlovich caught Aspinall with a devastating left hook that dropped him to the canvas. Pavlovich swarmed Aspinall with ground and pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight at 4:05 of the first round.

Mackenzie Dern def Jessica Andrade via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mackenzie Dern continued her impressive run at strawweight with a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Andrade. Dern used her superior grappling skills to control Andrade for most of the fight, landing numerous submission attempts. Andrade tried to use her striking to keep Dern at bay, but Dern was able to take her down repeatedly and threaten with submissions.

Matt Frevola def Benoit Saint Denis via split decision (28-27, 29-26, 28-29)

Matt Frevola earned a hard-fought split decision victory over Benoit Saint-Denis in a lightweight bout. Frevola used his superior striking to keep Saint-Denis at bay for most of the fight, but Saint-Denis was able to land some takedowns and threaten with submissions. In the end, the judges scored the fight 28-27, 29-26, and 28-29 in favor of Frevola.

Diego Lopes def Pat Sabatini via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Diego Lopes earned a unanimous decision victory over Pat Sabatini in a featherweight bout. Lopes used his superior striking to keep Sabatini at bay for most of the fight, landing numerous combinations. Sabatini tried to use his grappling to get the fight to the ground, but Lopes was able to defend the takedowns and land heavy strikes from the outside.

Preliminary Card

Steve Erceg def Alessandro Costa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Steve Erceg earned a unanimous decision victory over Alessandro Costa in a welterweight bout. Erceg used his superior grappling to control Costa for most of the fight, landing numerous ground and pound strikes. Costa tried to use his striking to keep Erceg at bay, but Erceg was able to take him down repeatedly and threaten with submissions.

Tabatha Ricci def Loopy Godinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-27)

Tabatha Ricci earned a split decision victory over Loopy Godinez in a flyweight bout. Ricci used her superior striking to keep Godinez at bay for most of the fight, landing numerous combinations. Godinez tried to use her grappling to get the fight to the ground, but Ricci was able to defend the takedowns and land heavy strikes from the outside.

Mateusz Rębecki def Roosevelt Roberts via TKO (punches) in Round 2

Mateusz Rębecki earned a TKO victory over Roosevelt Roberts in a featherweight bout. Rębecki landed a series of hard punches in the second round that dropped Roberts to the canvas. Roberts tried to get to his feet, but Rębecki swarmed him with ground and pound, forcing the refereesharemore_vert

Early Prelims

Jared Gordon def Mark Madsen via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Jared Gordon earned a split decision victory over Mark Madsen in a lightweight bout. Gordon used his superior striking to keep Madsen at bay for most of the fight, landing numerous combinations. Madsen tried to use his wrestling to get the fight to the ground, but Gordon was able to defend the takedowns and land heavy strikes from the outside.

John Castaneda def Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-27, 29-27)

John Castaneda earned a unanimous decision victory over Kyung Ho Kang in a bantamweight bout. Castaneda used his superior striking to keep Kang at bay for most of the fight, landing numerous combinations. Kang tried to use his grappling to get the fight to the ground, but Castaneda was able to defend the takedowns and land heavy strikes from the outside.

Kevin Borjas def Joshua Van via TKO (punches) in Round 2

Kevin Borjas earned a TKO victory over Joshua Van in a featherweight bout. Borjas landed a series of hard punches in the second round that dropped Van to the canvas. Van tried to get to his feet, but Borjas swarmed him with ground and pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Jamall Emmers def Dennis Buzukja via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Jamall Emmers earned a unanimous decision victory over Dennis Buzukja in a welterweight bout. Emmers used his superior striking to keep Buzukja at bay for most of the fight, landing numerous combinations. Buzukja tried to use his grappling to get the fight to the ground, but Emmers was able to defend the takedowns and land heavy strikes from the outside.

Attendance and Financial Performance

UFC 295 drew a reported attendance of 20,325 fans, generating a live gate of $10.2 million. The event was also a commercial success generating a pay-per-view revenue of $5.2 million.

Post-Fight Analysis

UFC 295 was a thrilling event that featured a number of exciting fights. The main event between Jiri Procházka and Alex Pereira was a close and competitive battle with Procházka ultimately retaining his title with a unanimous decision victory. Sergei Pavlovich’s TKO victory over Tom Aspinall was also a major highlight of the event as Pavlovich shocked the world by defeating one of the most highly touted prospects in the heavyweight division.

Overall, UFC 295 was a successful event that solidified the UFC’s position as the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world.

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