UFC 303 Countdown Video

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Alex Pereira, UFC 300 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Another PPV, another UFC countdown episode, and this one follows the main event at UFC 303 plus a featured welterweight showdown.

Following news that Conor McGregor was out of UFC 303 due to injury the promotion scrambled to find a worthy main event to replace one of the bigger returns in UFC history.

Enter UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira who did not shy away from the challenge of headlining the UFC’s premiere fight week event International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

The opponent, a familiar one, as he’ll get a rematch with Jiri Prochazka who he beat to take the light heavyweight throne. Prochazka won the 205 title from Glover Teixeira, who is a close friend and coach to Pereira, dubbing their first fight a revenge bout for the Brazilians.

Also featured in the episode is a welterweight battle between a rising UFC star and a veteran striker who finally made his way to the UFC this year.

Ian Machado Garry looks to add a massive name to his 170 resume on his way to what he hopes is a title shot sooner than later. Standing in his way is Michael ‘Venom’ Page who made his way to the UFC earlier this year at the massive UFC 300 card.

Page defeated Kevin Holland at the historic card in Las Vegas. While Page said he’d be willing to fight him Garry has actually maintained the opposite. Garry continues to say he’s not interested in Page even as he prepares to face him at UFC 303.

Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka headlines UFC 303 on June 29 at T-Mobile Arena.

Watch the entire UFC Countdown episode above.