The Apex in Las Vegas hosts this week’s UFC Fight Night, while next week’s UFC 262 is set to take place in front of a raucous crowd at T-Mobile Arena. Things are slowly returning to normal in the UFC, Nevada and the world, and it’s exciting to anticipate viewing events that will be open to public attendance.
I speak often about uncovering opportunity when the athlete I prefer in a bout is primed to present his absolute best effort.
Going into last week’s fight, Dominick Reyes fit that description perfectly. However, Reyes fought a fight that would have toppled any light heavyweight in the UFC that night except for Jiri Prochazka. Reyes earned my respect for he displayed heart, grit, guts and mettle throughout the nine minutes of complete beatdown he endured at the hands, feet, knees and elbows of Prochazka.
Handicapping Reyes to fight his best fight last Saturday was successful. Handicapping his best effort against the effort of Prochazka was not.
Insight the octagon 2021: 9-7 + 3.15 units