UFC 295 video: Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira first faceoff for vacant title fight

NEW YORK – We’ve started down the path to a new light heavyweight champion after the first UFC 295 fight week encounter between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira.

Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Pereira (8-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will meet for the vacant light heavyweight champion in Saturday’s headliner at Madison Square Garden. Thursday, they came face-to-face at the pre-fight news conference.

After they answered questions from media members, two stoic personalities in Prochazka and Pereira engaged in a tense staredown in front of the cameras and fans.

Watch the video above to see the Prochazka vs. Pereira faceoff at the UFC 295 pre-fight press conference in Manhattan.

The UFC 295 main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 295.

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