Luís Reis

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Luís Reis
Born (1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 36)
Other names Dinga
Nationality Portugal Portuguese
Cape Verde Cape Verde
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing
Fighting out of Lisbon, Portugal
Team Olival Gym
Kickboxing record
Total 54
Wins 40
Losses 12
Draws 2
Other information
Notable relatives José Reis - brother
last updated on: April 20, 2013

Luís "Dinga" Reis (born 1 October 1980)[1] is a Portuguese Muay Thai kickboxer of Cape Verdian descent fighting out of Lisbon, Portugal for the Olival Gym.[2] He is a K-1 MAX and It's Showtime regional champion who has also won medals for Portugal at amateur level. His older brother José Reis is also a respected kickboxer.[3]

Biography and career[edit]

After a relatively successful amateur career where he had won a number of Iberian championships and several podium finishes at various W.A.K.O world and European championships, Luis made his K-1 debut in 2004. In a rather bizarre tournament appearance he made it to the semi finals at the MAX event in Lisbon as an injury replacement only to face his older brother José who showed little brotherly love by promptly stopped him in the second round. Luis had more success at the next regional MAX event across the border in Spain, stopping his two opponents before losing to home fighter Abrahan Roqueñi in the final.

After his MAX appearances Luis joined the (then) fledging Thai & Kickbox SuperLeague in 2005 but had little success in his two matches with the promotion losing both by decision. A return to K-1 MAX in 2006 resulted in a tournament victory in his hometown of Lisbon although the regional win would not mean a place at that year's K-1 MAX final. He encountered the same issue later that year with the It's Showtime organization winning their 75MAX tournament in Portugal but failing to be invited to the final to be held in the Netherlands the following year. In 2009 he won another tournament in his home town, this time winning the World Kickboxing Network (W.K.N.) eight man K-1 rules tournament.

On December 15, 2012, he lost to the eventual tournament winner Karim Ghajji on points in the semi-finals of the WKN 75 kg Full Contact European Grand Prix at Full Night 6 in Agde, France.[4]

He lost to Bakari Tounkara on points at FK-ONE in Paris, France on April 20, 2013.[5]

Titles[edit]

Professional

Amateur

Professional kickboxing record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "hi5 - Luis dinga Reis Gangsta - Cursostotales (In Portuguese - gives DOB)". cursostotales.hi5.com. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ O Praticante - Revista / Publicação Desportiva - Edição 42 "destacam Luís Dinga Reis que venceu o. com a organização da K1 Luso e Federa-. se continuar, conseguiu o atleta espanhol. "
  3. ^ "Superleague Fighter details - Luis REIS - (Fighter Profile)". www.superleague.tv. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ Karim Ghajji wins WKN Kickboxing European Grand Prix
  5. ^ FK-ONE : le titre mondial pour Freddy KEMAYO
  6. ^ "Atletas / Fighters Arena de Lisboa Champions League KickBoxing (Record stated at 28/05/11 as 40 wins, 8 losses, 2 draws - combined with SuperLeague record has at least 10 losses)". www.arenadelisboa.com. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Superleague Fighter details - Luis REIS - (Prior to 2006-05-13 - record has changed since)". www.superleague.tv. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  8. ^ "WKN Lisbon 8 Man Tournament (Results)". www.prokick.com. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Luis "Dinga" Reis(POR) Vs Emad Kadycar (ESP) Round 3 (Fight video)". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  10. ^ "Ergebnisübersicht zur Internationalen Profikickboxgala 24 (In German - scroll down)". www.stekos-fight-night.de. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  11. ^ "Ergebnisübersicht zur Internationalen Profikickboxgala 24 (In German - scroll down)". www.stekos-fight-night.de. Retrieved 2011-05-06.