Biography(references)Reyes was an athlete from a young age: he wrestled and played American football, aspiring to play in the NFL. Reyes grew up in a poor family; his parents encouraged him to pursue sports in order to avoid getting involved with gangs. He intercepted a pass in the end zone with 54 seconds remaining in the first round of the 2011 FCS Playoffs to give Stony Brook a 31–28 win over in-state rivals Albany. Depressed about the apparent end to his NFL dreams, Reyes returned home to California and worked in construction. He trained for MMA at Combat Cage Academy, his brother Alexander's gym, initially to stay in shape and vent frustration.
Fighter Trivia(references)Reyes was nicknamed "The Devastator" because of his calamitous kicks. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers and he enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain bike riding, dirt bike riding, and watching documentary shows on TV. Reyes has an older brother, Alex Reyes, who has competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Joachim Christensen and Chris Weidman
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Jiří Procházka
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