The bout ended at 04:08 of Round 2 With his latest win, Pereira’s record is now 9 – 2 – 0, while Prochazka has a 29 – 4 – 1 record. This makes Pereira a two-division UFC champion.
The fight lasted two rounds, but Pereira managed to control the game despite being pushed back by the opponent through a right hand. Then, Poatan released a left uppercut that ultimately made Prochazka drop, allowing the Brazilian to unleash more pounding. Referee Marc Godard intervened to end the action.
This is the second time the Brazilian professional mixed martial artist won a UFC championship at Madison Square Garden this year. With this, Poatan joins Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Georges St-Pierre, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo on the list of fighters who won UFC championships in two weight classes.
The victory should also be good news for Glover Teixeira, who is on the side of the Brazilian. To recall, Prochazka defeated Teixeira at UFC 275 in June, allowing the former to seize the light heavyweight title. After that, it was reported that Teixeira would join the team of Pereira, giving the fighter some pieces of advice. While the Czech said he was not bothered by this, it appears Teixeira’s presence in the Brazilian’s team still helped Poatan.
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