With Jon Jones pulling out of the UFC 295 main event through injury, Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will move up the card to fight for the vacant light heavyweight championship, with Tom Aspinall taking on Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title.
The fights between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira & Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall are due to take place on Saturday 11th November.
The ring walks for the fight between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira are expected to take place in the early hours of Sunday 12th November, with a potential time of 5:00 GMT set out.
The bout between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The iconic venue opened in its current location in 1968 and has a capacity of 20,789 for boxing and mixed martial arts events.
After the lifting of New York’s ban on mixed martial arts, the UFC held its first event in the city at the venue at UFC 205 where Eddie Alvarez took on Conor McGregor in November 2016.
TNT Sports will broadcast the fight between Jiri Prochazka v Alex Pereira in the United Kingdom, while the broadcast partners will be different in other countries.
Alex Pereira is the 4/6 favourite for the bout between him and 5/4 shot Jiri Prochazka.
The vacant UFC light heavyweight belt will be on the line when these two men face off.
Jiri Prochazka won the title in 2022 but vacated the belt before making a defence having suffered an injury. Alex Pereira is the former UFC middleweight champion.
Jiri Prochazka has won 29 of his 33 professional MMA fights, losing three and drawing one. He's a perfect 3-0 in the UFC, with his losses dating between 2012 and 2015 in other promotions.
Alex Pereira has a professional record of eight wins and two losses from his 10 MMA bouts.
Pereira lost on his professional MMA debut, with his only other defeat coming to Israel Adesanya in his one and only defence of the middleweight title.