Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2014
- Seven wins by KO, two by submission (front choke, RNC)
- Nine 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 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