January 6, 1985 |
São Paulo, Brazil
|Residence||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Team||BJJ United, Daddis Fight Camps|
|Rank||black belt (martial arts)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Wilson Reis (born January 6, 1985 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's bantamweight division. Reis is the former EliteXC Bantamweight Champion and has also competed for Bellator, ShoXC and Cage Warriors. Reis also appeared as an assistant Jiu-Jitsu coach in Dominick Cruz's team on The Ultimate Fighter: Live. As of May 26, 2014, Reis is #15 in official UFC bantamweight rankings.
Reis received his black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu from instructor Roberto Godoi. As a brown belt he won the 2004 Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Reis was crowned the first and only EliteXC Bantamweight champion on September 26, 2008. He trains at BJJ United in Pennsylvania and at Daddis Fight Camps in New Jersey and Philadelphia. He teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi at Tri-State Martial Arts Academy in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Reis formerly competed in Bellator Fighting Championships. He competed for the first time in his native Brazil in WFE 11 - Platinum, winning by submission.
Mixed martial arts career
Bellator Fighting Championships
In January 2009, it was announced that Reis reached an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships. Wilson Reis defeated Henry Martinez on April 10, 2009, at Bellator 2 in the first round of the Featherweight Tournament. He experienced his first loss against Joe Soto in the semi-finals at Bellator 6.
Reis was scheduled to make his Japanese debut for World Victory Road at Sengoku 12 on March 7, 2010. However, Reis withdrew from the show in order to compete in season 2 of the Bellator Fighting Championships.
Reis was victorious in the first round of the Bellator featherweight tournament, defeating Shad Lierley via submission in the third round, after dominating the entire fight with this superior ground game. He advanced to the semi-finals to face Patricio Freire who held a 13-0 record. Reis lost via unanimous decision, his second career loss.
Reis dropped down to Bantamweight and competed in the Bellator Season Five Bantamweight tournament. In the quarterfinals, he faced Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 51, losing by second round KO (flying knee and punches).
Reis then competed in Win Fight & Entertainment (WFE), appearing for the first time in his native Brazil in WFE 11 - Platinum in December 2011. He defeated Bruno "Demente" Menezes by rear naked choke.
On December 8, 2012, Reis fought for Europe's top organisation Cage Warriors and defeated Owen Roddy by third-round submission in one of the fights of the year in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In August 2013, it was announced that Reis had signed with the UFC. Reis was expected to face Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013. However, just days before the event Viana was forced out of the bout with an injury, removing their fight from the card altogether.
A few days after that announcement, Reis was again sought as a replacement. He stepped in to face Ivan Menjivar on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165, replacing Norifumi Yamamoto. Reis was successful in his debut, winning via unanimous decision.
Reis was briefly linked to a bout with Pedro Munhoz on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. However, the bout never materialized as Reis was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Hobar.
Wilson Reis is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Roberto Godoi.
In 2004, Reis won the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships as a Brown Belt.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||17 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||17–5||Iuri Alcântara||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Win||17–4||Ivan Menjivar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||16–4||Owen Roddy||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 50||December 8, 2012||3||1:38||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Win||15–4||Billy Vaughan||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Matrix Fights 7||October 26, 2012||1||3:28||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||14–4||Cody Stevens||Decision (unanimous)||Matrix Fights 6||July 13, 2012||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||13–4||Bruno Menezas||Submission (rear naked choke)||WFE 11 - Platinum||December 16, 2011||1||3:20||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil||Won WFE Bantamweight Championship|
|Loss||12–4||Eduardo Dantas||KO (flying knee and punches)||Bellator 51||September 24, 2011||2||1:02||Canton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||12–3||Patricio Freire||KO (punches)||Bellator 41||April 16, 2011||3||3:29||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||12–2||Zac George||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 37||March 19, 2011||1||2:09||Concho, Oklahoma, United States||Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||11–2||Deividas Taurosevičius||Decision (split)||Bellator 33||October 21, 2010||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Patricio Freire||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 18||May 13, 2010||3||5:00||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||10–1||Shad Lierley||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 14||April 15, 2010||3||3:33||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||9–1||Dwayne Shelton||Decision (unanimous)||Locked in the Cage 1||November 20, 2009||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Extreme Force Featherweight Championship|
|Win||8–1||Roberto Vargas||Decision (split)||Bellator 10||June 5, 2009||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Joe Soto||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 6||May 8, 2009||3||5:00||Robstown, Texas, United States||Bellator Season 1 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||7–0||Henry Martinez||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 2||April 10, 2009||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 1 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||6–0||Abel Cullum||Decision (unanimous)||ShoXC 8||September 26, 2008||5||5:00||Santa Ynez, California, United States||Became first Elite XC Bantamweight Champion|
|Win||5–0||Bryan Caraway||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||July 26, 2008||3||5:00||Stockton, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Justin Robbins||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||1||4:06||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Zach Makovsky||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||ShoXC 4||January 25, 2008||2||1:15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Diego Jimenez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CITC: Fearless Fighters Return||October 6, 2007||1||2:00||Trenton, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Baba Shigeyasu||Decision (unanimous)||Extreme Challenge 81||July 28, 2007||3||5:00||West Orange, New Jersey, United States|
- UFC Fighter Rankings
- "Wilson Reis expected to sign with the Bellator Fighting Championships". Five Ounces of Pain.
- "Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 matchups include champ Jorge Santiago, Wilson Reis". mmajunkie.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
- "REIS VS. TAUROSEVICIUS AT BELLATOR 33". mmaweekly.com. 2010-09-23.
- Staff (2013-08-21). "Wilson Reis replaces injured Johny Bedford against Hugo Viana at UFN 28". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Staff (2013-09-02). "Hugo Viana vs. Wilson Reis pulled from Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 28 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- Cameron Gidari (2013-09-02). "Wilson Reis Replaces “Kid” Yamamoto, Faces Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165". MMAdiehards.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- Staff (2013-12-19). "Yuri Alcantara meets Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- Ivan Raupp (2014-04-08). "UFC agenda Wilson Reis x Pedro Munhoz para o TUF Brasil 3 Finale (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
- Mick Maynard (April 15, 2014). "Matt Hobar Recent Legacy Champ Off To The UFC; New Champ Crowned At Legacy 32". mikethetruth.com.
- Staff (2014-06-11). "Tim Elliott vs. Wilson Reis booked for UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
- Wilson Reis at the Internet Movie Database
- Professional MMA record for Wilson Reis from Sherdog
- Wilson Reis Bellator Bio
- Tri-State Martial Arts Academy
- EliteXC champ Wilson Reis signed to Bellator Fighting Championships
|New championship||1st Elite XC Bantamweight Champion
September 26, 2008 - October 20, 2008
Elite XC ceased operations