It feels like Dominick Reyes is OK after struggling a first-round KO loss to Ryan Spann at UFC 281 this previous Saturday.
The ‘Devastator’ returned to the Octagon after a yr and a half away with hopes of snapping a three-fight dropping skid. These hopes have been dashed, with Spann taking solely 80 seconds to complete Reyes with a devastating jab and follow-up punch on the bottom. That loss was the third consecutive KO for Reyes, who initially stepped away from competitors to recuperate from the harm he sustained in these earlier fights.
In his first post-fight feedback, Reyes vowed to proceed on after the disappointing look.
“I used to be hungry to get my hand raised and rushed the combat, I’m OK,” wrote Reyes. “I stay to combat one other day. One other lesson realized. Congrats to [Alex Pereira] what an unbelievable efficiency to change into the middleweight champion. God is sweet at all times. Thanks to my family and friends who help me, to my administration [Tiki Ghosn and Julian Gregorio]. And massive thanks to [Teixeira MMA and Fitness and Fernely Feliz Sr.] for the camp and believing in me.
“I’ll be again simply need to shake it off and get again in there,” continued Reyes. “Large thanks to the [UFC, Dana White and Madison Square Garden] for the chance. The power was superb final night time and it felt nice to be within the enviornment once more!”
The 32-year-old started his UFC tenure with six consecutive wins. Highlighted by a ‘Efficiency of the Night time’ awarded first-round KO of Chris Weidman, Reyes would get a championship alternative towards Jon Jones at UFC 247. He misplaced to the previous UFC mild heavyweight champion by a controversial determination.
Reyes suffered consecutive second-round KOs to Jan Blachowicz and Jiří Procházka at UFC 253 and UFC Vegas 25, respectively.