Henry Cejudo completely outclassed Wilson Reis on the feet with a second round knockout at UFC 215.
Henry Cejudo is known for his Olympic gold medal, but has had a very good career in the UFC. Cejudo holds a win over top five flyweight Jussier Formiga and earned a title shot in his young UFC career. Cejudo is coming off a controversial loss to Joseph Benavidez in which most viewers scored the bout for the wrestler.
Wilson Reis is the last man to challenge Demetrious Johnson and uses his jiu-jitsu skills to overwhelm opponents in the Octagon. Reis owns two submission victories in the Octagon and has a 5-3 UFC record.
Henry Cejudo showed off a much wider stance to kick off the first round. A heavy right hand landed for Cejudo, then a leg kick. Cejudo landed another leg kick, then another combination. Reis answered with a hook but Cejudo sent three punches right back at him.
Cejudo continued to push forward and throw punches with ill-intentions. Reis shot for a takedown and Cejudo met him with a hard knee to the body. Cejudo dragged him down with a headlock, then allowed Reis to stand up.
Cejudo landed a head kick followed by a crisp combination and Reis simply had no answers. Cejudo defended a takedown with ease, then continued to push forward. Cejudo put a stamp on the round with a takedown.
Reis came out quicker in round two attempting to fight on the front foot, and landing a right hand in the process. Henry Cejudo regained Octagon control and landed a quick right straight that dropped Reis. Cejudo followed him to the canvas and put on the finishing touches.
Henry Cejudo credited Bellator’s Pitbull brothers for his new look striking and seeks a second title shot in the future.