|Born||December 26, 1989|
Hesperia, California, U.S.
|Other names||The Devastator|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Victorville, California, U.S.|
|Team||Cage Combat Academy, VV Ca|
|Teacher(s)||Alex Reyes, UFC Lightweight/Brother|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||IT Technical Support|
|University||Stony Brook University|
|Notable relatives||Alexander Reyes, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Dominick Reyes (born December 26, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the light heavyweight division and is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of July 1, 2019, he is #4 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Reyes was born in Hesperia, California, California, United States. Reyes has always been an athlete where he had a wrestling background and played football when he was young, and dreamt of playing in the NFL. After graduating from Hesperia High School, he moved to New York to attend Stony Brook University, where he earned his B.S. in Information Systems while playing defensive back for the Seawolves, eventually becoming captain. He twice made the All-Conference team. After not being drafted, he returned home to California and channeled his energy to focus on MMA training at his brother's gym, Combat Cage Academy, and started competing in amateur MMA fights shortly after.
He works as an IT technical support for a high school and fights professionally under the UFC banner.
|“||If I train hard and do what I have to do in order to prepare myself for an upcoming fight, I should be in position to win. With football, you can do everything right and because of the variety of factors that’s involved in a game; the result may not go in your favor. With MMA, I feel I have a greater control of my destiny.||”|
Mixed martial arts career
Reyes also amassed a professional record of 6-0 including a victory that went viral on the internet against Jordan Powell who seemed to be showboating before being knocked out with a kick.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Reyes made his promotional debut for the UFC on June 25, 2017 against Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112. He won the bout via technical knockout in the opening minute of the fight, and he earned the Performance of the Night bonus.
Reyes' nickname "Devastator" is because of his devastating kicks. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers and he enjoys snow boarding, wake boarding, mountain bike riding, dirt bike riding and watching documentary shows on TV.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||11 wins||0 losses|
|Win||11−0||Volkan Oezdemir||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal||March 16, 2019||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||10−0||Ovince Saint Preux||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 229||October 6, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Jared Cannonier||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||May 19, 2018||1||2:55||Santiago, Chile|
|Win||8–0||Jeremy Kimball||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 218||December 2, 2017||1||3:39||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Win||7–0||Joachim Christensen||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||1||0:29||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||6–0||Jordan Powell||KO (head kick)||LFA 13||June 2, 2017||1||0:53||Burbank, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Marcus Govan||KO (head kick)||Hoosier Fight Club 32||February 11, 2017||1||0:27||Michigan City, Indiana, United States|
|Win||4–0||Tyler Smith||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Martial Law||September 18, 2016||1||1:35||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Kelly Gray||Decision (unanimous)||King of the Cage: Sinister Intentions||October 17, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jessie Glass||Submission (front choke)||Gladiator Challenge: Carnage||April 3, 2015||1||0:55||Rancho Mirage, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jose Rivas Jr.||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Fisticuffs||December 4, 2014||1||3:23||Highland, California, United States|
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