Dominick Reyes
The Devastator

USA

Out
Injury Face
Est. Return 10/29/2021
Looking at six-month suspension
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
May 4, 2021
Reyes is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Reyes sustained multiple facial injuries in his epic battle with Jiri Prochazka last weekend. He will need to have it all cleared with a doctor if he wants to fight again before late October. Reyes is 12-3 in his 15 professional fights.
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Drops epic war to Jiri Prochazka
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
May 1, 2021
Reyes lost to Jiri Prochazka via KO (elbow) at 4:29 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This was a ridiculously entertaining fight and one in which Reyes' toughness was on full display. He ate dozens and dozens of shots from Prochazka that would have fallen any mere mortal, and he still kept coming. Not only did Reyes keep coming, but he kept landing offense of his own. He certainly broke his nose in Round 1 and continued to battle, seemingly oblivious to the damage he was absorbing. Reyes managed to hang in there until a spinning elbow in the later stages of Round 2 turned his lights out. There should be a congressional investigation opened if Reyes doesn't receive a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus for his efforts, and it was indeed confirmed as Fight of the Night by UFC President Dana White after the show. Of course, none of this will make Reyes feel any better. A little less than 15 months ago, Reyes dropped a unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a title fight in which many people thought he won. Now, he has dropped three in a row and finds himself at a career crossroads. Reyes is 31 years of age but has all of 15 professional fights under his belt. There's reason to believe Dom can rebound from this, but he now finds himself miles and miles from the title picture, even in a painfully thin division.
Prochazka fight rescheduled
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
February 11, 2021
Reyes will take on Jiri Prochazka on May 1, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The pair were originally scheduled to square off on Feb. 27 before the bout was postponed for undisclosed reasons. Reyes will be looking to bounce back from a pair of defeats, while Prochazka will be looking to improve to 2-0 as a UFC fighter.
Feb. 27 bout postponed
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 30, 2021
Reyes will no longer fight Jiri Prochazka as the main event at UFC Fight Night scheduled for Feb. 27, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight was postponed for undisclosed reasons. Both sides remain hopeful the bout will be rescheduled. Ciryl Gane and Jair Rozenstruik will now headline the event on Feb. 27. Reyes has been looking to get back on track after dropping his last two fights., but he'll have to wait a little longer.
Expected to fight in February
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
October 28, 2020
Reyes is expected to take on Jiri Prochazka in a light heavyweight bout as the main event at a UFC event scheduled for Feb. 27, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Reyes began his UFC career with a 6-0 record, but he'll attempt to bounce back in February after dropping his last two fights. His most recent fight ended in a loss to Jan Blachowicz via TKO (punches) at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi when he failed to secure the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Prochazka made his UFC debut in July and defeated Volkan Oezdemir via KO (punches) at UFC 251. The two fighters are even in height.
No-shows UFC 253 title fight
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 26, 2020
Reyes came up short in his quest for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, falling to Jan Blachowicz via TKO (punches) at 4:36 of Round 2 at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Reyes looked nothing like the guy who nearly took the belt off of long-time king Jon Jones this past February. There's no other way to say it. Reyes has made a name for himself in the UFC as an aggressive, pinpoint striker who relies on kicks to be successful. All of those attributes were nowhere to be found in this one. He looked slow and hesitant offensively, and in the rare instances in which he did press forward, his defense was lacking. This is a fight that appeared to set up exceedingly well for Reyes on paper, but it just didn't work out for him once the two men stepped into the Octagon. Because of all he has accomplished in such a short period of time, it's easy to forget Reyes is a relative newcomer to the sport. He has all of 14 fights under his belt and has been a professional for less than six years. Reyes is talented enough and young enough (31 this coming December) to make another run at the gold, but it's going to be a while before he potentially gets another opportunity.