Referee, Judges Assigned for UFC 303 Headliner

June 26, 2024
Veteran official Herb Dean will be in charge when Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka square off in the UFC 303 main event.

Referee and judging assignments for the light heavyweight championship rematch were revealed during a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting on Tuesday. Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Ron McCarthy will score the contest from their cageside positions.

Dean was also the third man in the cage for Pereira’s most recent title defense, a first-round KO of Jamahal Hill at UFC 300 on April 13. On that same card, Dean officiated Prochazka’s second-round stoppage of Aleksandar Rakic.

Pereira and Prochazka initially squared off at UFC 295 this past November, when “Poatan” captured 205-pound gold with a second-round technical knockout of his opponent. Marc Goddard was the referee for that bout. The rematch is a short-notice replacement for the original UFC 303 main event between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.


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