That’s how you stake your claim at a title shot. In his first UFC main event, Reyes got back to what made him such a hot prospect coming up: first-round finishes.
After stuffing an early shot from light heavyweight debutant Chris Weidman, Reyes planted his feet, slipped a punch and dropped Weidman with a straight left hand. While the former middleweight champion tried to fend off Reyes, “The Devastator” slipped Weidman’s guard and finished the fight with hammerfists.
The top of the light heavyweight division is crowded, with Jon Jones as its clear king, but Reyes certainly made the statement he needed to in Boston.