Dominick Reyes
The Devastator

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Dominates again, Jon Jones next?
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 18, 2019
Reyes defeated Chris Weidman via TKO (punches) at 1:43 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
ANALYSIS
It was yet another stellar effort from Reyes, and he's unquestionably deserving of the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus he earned for his efforts in the cage. After allowing an early takedown to Weidman, Reyes simply popped Chris with one straight left hand. After a few follow up hammer fists, referee Herb Dean was stepping in to wave off the bout. Reyes's power is absolutely legitimate and he's long enough to give most any opponent at 205 pounds problems. It seems crazy to say considering Reyes is just six fights and a little over two years into his UFC career, but he is probably next in line for a shot at Jon Jones's UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos are banged up and the UFC -- correctly so -- doesn't appear to have any interest in running back Jones and Daniel Cormier for a third time, so it appears to be Reyes next in line. "The Devastator" is going to be a healthy underdog if he does indeed get his shot, but Reyes has the height and length to make a fight against Jones interesting.
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Lands on UFC Boston card
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 24, 2019
Reyes has been booked to take on Chris Weidman in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Boston on October 18.
ANALYSIS
Reyes is five fights into his time with the UFC and remains unblemished, going a perfect 5-0. He most recently took down Volkan Oezdemir via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 147 back in March. Things haven't been going as well for his opponent, Weidman, who has lost four of his last five fights under the UFC banner.
Picks up narrow decision victory
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 16, 2019
Reyes defeated Volkan Oezdemir via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Reyes entered as the third-highest betting favorite on the card, and his despite picking up the decision, the performance was a bit of a letdown for fantasy owners. The two exchanged shots early, with leg kicks seemingly the weapon of choice for Reyes. After a brief stoppage due to an accidental groin strike, Reyes got his legs kicked out by a powerful Oezdemir low kick, but was able to get back to his feet where he again looked to land from a distance. By the end of the first, Oezdemir appeared to have the edge in striking numbers. Neither man was able to execute a takedown in the second round, but Reyes started to wear the damage on his nose a bit. Reyes entered the third round seemingly needing the finish, but both men seemed too tired to string together multiple combinations towards the end. It certainly didn't appear Reyes was headed for the decision, but his five-fight winning streak is now the longest among active fighters in the 205-pound weight class. He might not be ready for a title shot just yet, but one could certainly be in his future.
Set to face Volkan Oezdemir
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 7, 2019
Reyes will take on Volkan Oezdemir in a light heavyweight bout in London on March 16.
ANALYSIS
Reyes has won all 10 of his professional matches, with only two lasting more than one round. His last match at UFC 229 in October was one of just two that went the distance, but he came out victorious via unanimous decision against Ovince St. Preux in the end. He'll be fighting an opponent in Oezdemir who is looking to bounce back from two straight losses to Daniel Cormier and Anthony Smith.
Suffers possible broken leg
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 9, 2018
Reyes has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's review of a potential left leg fracture, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Reyes may have fell just shy of securing the knockout win, but he defeated Ovince Saint Preux in dominant fashion nonetheless. OSP landed only six of his 38 total significant strikes to the legs of Reyes, according to FightMetric, but one of those shots apparently did some damage. It's no certainty that Reyes did suffer a fracture, so he'll need to undergo an X-ray before his 180-day suspension becomes official. Even in a worst-case scenario, a physician could always clear him for an earlier return to competition.
Dominates Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 229
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 6, 2018
Reyes defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 229 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's hard to knock Reyes in a fight which he won going away, but his cardio didn't look great and he appeared to be a bit hesitant in hunting for the finish in Round 1 when he had OSP in massive trouble. Other than that, he rolled over Saint Preux without issue. Reyes threw every manner of strike imaginable and every single one of them did massive damage to his opponent. Reyes has just 10 professional fights under his belt but he looks like a potential future star and the UFC's light heavyweight division needs all the help it can get at the moment.