Dominick Reyes

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Dominick Reyes
Born (1989-12-26) December 26, 1989 (age 28)[1]
Hesperia, California, U.S.[2]
Other names The Devastator
Nationality Mexican American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Style Boxing, Kickboxing, Judo, BJJ
Fighting out of Victorville, California, United States
Team Cage Combat Academy, VV Ca
Teacher(s) Alex Reyes, UFC Lightweight/Brother
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 10
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 0
Occupation IT Technical Support[4]
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[5] division and is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Reyes is known to be extremely flexible and acrobatic. As of October 8, 2018, he is ranked #6 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.[6]

Background[edit]

Reyes was born in Hesperia, California, California, United States.[2] 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[7] while playing defensive back for the Seawolves, eventually becoming captain. He twice made the All-Conference team. Reyes participated in the NFL Draft Combine where three of the NFL teams, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, expressed interested in him; however, he was not drafted by either.[7]

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,[4] and started competing in amateur MMA fights shortly after.[8][4]

He works as an IT technical support for a high school and fights professionally under the UFC banner.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before signing with the UFC, Reyes amassed an amateur record of 5-0 and was twice the U of MMA champion[9] during his amateur career.[10]

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.[11][12][13]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Reyes made his promotional debut for the UFC on June 25, 2017 against Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112.[14][15] He won the bout via technical knockout in the opening minute of the fight,[16] and he earned the Performance of the Night bonus.[17]

Reyes faced Jeremy Kimball on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.[18] Reyes won the fight via submission in the first round.[19]

Reyes faced Jared Cannonier on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[20] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[21]

Reyes faced Ovince Saint Preux on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229.[22] He dominated the fight and won by KO due to a counter left hand, which dropped Saint Preux to the ground and Reyes walked off as it was a KO win, the win was originally title a unanimous decision win but later was overruled to a knockout. [23]

Personal life[edit]

Reyes' nickname "Devastator" is because of his devastating kicks.[8] 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.[4]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominick Reyes Stats - Season & Career Statistics". www.foxsports.com.
  2. ^ a b "Dominick Reyes ("The Devastator") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  3. ^ "Dominick Reyes - Official UFC Profile". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e James Lynch (2017-01-31), Undefeated LHW Dominick Reyes talks Feb.11 fight, training at Elevation Fight Team & Netflix, retrieved 2017-06-23
  5. ^ "Dominick Reyes". fightmatrix.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  7. ^ a b "From The Gridiron To The Cage, The Crossroads of MMA Fighter Dominick Reyes • Latino Sports". www.latinosports.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  8. ^ a b c "From The Gridiron To The Cage, The Drive of MMA Fighter Dominick Reyes • Latino Sports". www.latinosports.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  9. ^ "From the Gridiron To The Cage, The Outlook of Dominick Reyes • Latino Sports". www.latinosports.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  10. ^ Sherdog.com. "Dominick". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  11. ^ "Remember the guy who head-kick KO'd that cocky opponent? He got a UFC deal". 9 June 2017.
  12. ^ "LFA 13 fighter brutally head-kicks cocky opponent for possible 'Knockout of the Year'". 3 June 2017.
  13. ^ "LFA 13 Results & Highlights: Dominick Reyes Lands KO of the Year Contender - MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com.
  14. ^ "Thursday Fight Update".
  15. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-06-09). "Azamat Murzakanov out of bout with Joachim Christensen, Dominick Reyes now makes UFC debut". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  16. ^ "UFC-OKC results: Dominick Reyes follows up 'KO of Year' candidate with big finish in UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  17. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 112 bonuses: Controversy in main event, but Kevin Lee still gets $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  18. ^ Nolan King (2017-09-15). "Dominick Reyes to square off against Jeremy Kimball at UFC 218 in Detroit". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  19. ^ "UFC 218 results: No fancy KO this time, but Dominick Reyes submits Jeremy Kimball in first". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  20. ^ Staff (2018-03-13). "Jared Cannonier-Dominick Reyes set for UFC debut in Chile". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Dominick Reyes stays perfect, stops Jared Cannonier in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  22. ^ Adam Hill (2018-08-09). "5 bouts added to McGregor-headlined UFC 229 card in Las Vegas". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  23. ^ "UFC 229 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie. 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2018-10-06.

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