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#13 Light Heavyweight Division


"The Devastator"

Dominick Reyes

Light Heavyweight Division

13-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Dominick Reyes

athlete record


Learn more about Dominick Reyes' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Apple Valley, United States
Trains at
Teixeira MMA & Fitness-Bethel, CT
Octagon Debut
Jun. 26, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • Eight wins by KO, two by submission (front choke, RNC)
  • Ten first round finishes
  • Four finishes in under a minute
  • Unbeaten as an amateur – 5-0 with four finishes
  • Origin of nickname: “It came from my devastating kicks and mentality.” 
  • Brother of UFC vet Alex Reyes

UFC on ESPN (6/8/24) Reyes knocked out Dustin Jacoby at 2:00 of the first round 

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Reyes was knocked out by Ryan Spann at 1:20 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Reyes was knocked out by Jiri Prochazka at 4:29 of the second round

UFC 253 (9/27/20) Reyes was stopped by Jan Blachowicz via strikes at 4:36 of the second round in a fight for the vacant UFC heavyweight title

UFC 247 (2/8/20) Reyes lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title

UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Reyes knocked out Chris Weidman at 1:43 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Reyes won a three round split decision over Volkan Oezdemir

UFC 229 (10/6/18) Reyes won a three round unanimous decision over Ovince Saint Preux

UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Reyes stopped Jared Cannonier via strikes at 2:55 of the first round

UFC 218 (12/2/17) Reyes submitted Jeremy Kimball via rear naked choke at 3:39 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/25/17) Reyes stopped Joachim Christensen via strikes at :29 of the first round

TRAINING: A typical day of training includes cardio, grappling, and striking. While a special day would include a trip to the mountains or the beach for mitts/ cardio as well as visualization training. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? May 2013. I was not done with athletic competition following college football at Stony Brook University.

What ranks and titles have you held? Number 3 LHW in California. HFC LHW Champion

Do you have any heroes? My Father Jose Reyes

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have finally made it to the BIG LEAGUES!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, Stony Brook University. I earned a Bachelors in Science with a focus on Information Systems, focusing on Business and Economics

What was your job before you started fighting? Technical Support Specialist at Oak Hills High School.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Earned a #1 Ranking in California, two-time University of MMA LHW champion. 2nd in 2015 IBJJF Worlds (Blue Belt)

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I've always wanted to have a walk off head kick KO. Accomplished this twice in a row.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue Belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce choke

Favorite Striking technique: Head Kick