VIDEO: Watch the first face-off between Alex Poatan and Jiri Prochazka before UFC 303

The protagonists of this Saturday's event (29) came face to face for the first time before the rematch for the light heavyweight belt

Jiri Prochazka facing Alex Poatan. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Jiri Prochazka in face with Alex Poatán. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

It's time for a reunion. On the night of this Thursday (27), the Press Conference of UFC 303, in Las Vegas (USA). After the protagonists of the main card answered questions from reporters, the light heavyweight champion Alex Poatán came face to face for the first time, this Fight Week, against his rival Jiri Prochazka.

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Less than three months after defending the belt against Jamahal hill in history UFC 300Alex Poatán responded, two weeks in advance, to Ultimate's call to replace Conor McGregor and star in this Saturday's event in rematch against Jiri Prochazka, who recovered from the knockout suffered against the Brazilian in November last year with a victory over Aleksandr Rakic, also in the UFC 300.

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In the co-main fight of the night, another Brazilian. Featherweight sensation (up to 65,7 kg), Diego lopes seeks a big leap towards the top 3 of the category when he faces the former title challenger Brian ortega.

Besides Alex Poatán e Diego lopes, three other athletes represent Brazil in the octagon of UFC 303: bantamweights (up to 61,2 kg) Mayra Sheetara e Vinicius LokDog and the featherweight Jean Silva.

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Watch the first look between Alex Poatan and Jiri Prochazka

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