- Name: Dominick Reyes
- Pro MMA Record: 12-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Devastator
- Current Streak: 2 Losses
- Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1989.12.26
- Last Fight: September 26, 2020 in UFC
- Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
- Affiliation: N/A
- Height: 6'4" (193cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $214,000 USD
- Born: Hesperia, California
- Fighting out of: California
- College: Stony Brook University
- Foundation Style: kickboxing/wrestling
- Head Coach: Danny Reyes
- Other Coaches: Naiche Pena, Joe Stevenson, Sean Madden, Cody Donovan
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Reyes was born in Hesperia, California, on December 26, 1989, and is of Mexican American descent.
Reyes was an athlete from a young age: he wrestled and played American football, aspiring to play in
the NFL. Reyes grew up in a poor family, his parents encouraged him to pursue sports in order to
avoid getting involved with gangs. Reyes was a four-year Division I starting safety in college for
the Stony Brook Seawolves.
Reyes graduated from Stony Brook as the program's all-time leader in solo tackles (158), recording
259 tackles in total. While he received attention from NFL teams, his speed was deemed 'average' and
he ultimately went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After going undrafted in 2013, Reyes embarked on a career in mixed martial arts. Before signing with
the UFC, Reyes amassed an amateur record of 5–0 and was twice the U of MMA champion during his amateur career.
Signing with UFC in 2017 and winning his first 12 fights. Reyes was nicknamed "The Devastator" because of his calamitous kicks.
Reyes challenged Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247, suffering the first defeat
of his career via unanimous decision.
As of June 2, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Reyes is expected to face Jan Błachowicz for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on September 27, 2020 at UFC 253.
Championships and accomplishments
*Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Joachim Christensen and Chris Weidman.