Dominick Reyes got the job done in the UFC Boston main event, knocking out Chris Weidman within two minutes in the first round.
Dominick Reyes has been incredibly impressive in his career thus far, going 11-0. His UFC career started with three straight knockouts including one over top middleweight contender Jared Cannonier. After a win over Ovince St. Preux, Reyes had a very tough fight against Volkan Oezdemir that resulted in a split decision. A win here could position the striker for a title shot.
Chris Weidman will be making his light heavyweight debut at UFC Boston. He’s gone 1-4 in his last five fights, falling to top middleweights like Jacare Souza, Yoel Romero, and Gegard Mousasi. Of course, he was the man who ended Anderson Silva’s reign and went on to defend the title twice before falling to Luke Rockhold.
Chris Weidman immediately took Dominick Reyes down to start the fight. Reyes popped back up and still had Weidman holding onto him. Reyes was grinding the hands of Weidman against the cage to break the grip. Eventually, Weidman let go and reset. Weidman came in with a lunging one-two, and Reyes put him down with a step-back left hand. Two more hammerfists were all that was needed to stop the fight.
Dominick Reyes called out Jon Jones after the fight, and a big win over a former champion in this fashion is a huge statement. Chris Weidman also promised to come back better, not retiring just yet.
Dominick Reyes def. Chris Weidman by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (1:43)