Here Are Dominick Reyes’s Losses in His Professional Career

Published 04/29/2021, 12:17 PM EDT


The UFC will showcase Dominick Reyes versus Jiří Procházka in the main event of UFC Fight Night this week. The winner of this battle could get a title shot before the number two ranked fighter Aleksandar Rakic. Rakic fought his last fight against Thiago Santos, where he emerged victorious via unanimous decision.

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The fight wasn’t entertaining, and therefore, Rakic failed to make a solid statement in front of the MMA fans. It’s unofficial, but the winner of this fight could be the next title challenger or will face Rakic for the number one contender’s spot. Jiří Procházka is one of the latest entries in the UFC roster.

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He fought Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251 and successfully stopped him in the second round. He is undefeated since 2015 and is on a 12 fight winning streak with a record of 27 wins and 3 losses. On the other side, Dominick Reyes came in the UFC as an undefeated fighter, before losing his last couple of fights. ‘The Devastator’ has had his crack at the Light Heavyweight title but failed twice against Jon Jones and Jan Blachowicz.

Jon Jones and Jan Blachowicz-Tthe only fighters to defeat Dominick Reyes

Reyes lost his undefeated record when he fought Jon Jones back in 2020 at UFC 247 inside Toyota Center, Texas. It was the fifteenth title fight for the pound for pound number one fighter ‘Bones’.‘The Devastator’ looked sharp for the first two rounds and lost his momentum in the fourth and fifth. The third round was close, but many experts believed Reyes has done enough to win the fight.

Ultimately, Jones won the fight by a controversial unanimous decision. UFC president Dana White scored the fight 3-1 in favor of Reyes while entering the fifth round.

Jan Blachowicz handed Reyes his second loss back when they collided for the vacant Light Heavyweight championship. After Jon Jones officially left the division for his yet to come Heavyweight move, Jan Blachowicz stopped ‘The Devastator’ with a left hand which wobbled the challenger, and closed the show with some ground and pound.

Now Reyes is hunger than ever and looks ready to get his first win of 2021 against an equally talented fighter Jiří Procházka.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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