Dominick Reyes does not let himself be defeated by a third consecutive defeat.
“The Dominator” appears to be in high spirits after a TKO second round loss to Jiri Prochazka in the UFC Vegas 25 main event last Saturday. Following back-to-back light heavyweight title losses, Reyes had his moments against Prochazka, but was beaten throughout the contest and ultimately finished with a rotating back elbow.
Besides earning another $ 50,000 to be half the fight of the night, Reyes appears to have other reasons to feel optimistic about his performance, according to an Instagram post published on Monday.
“Finally home and surrounded by those I love, I would like to say that I went there and fought with all my heart,” Reyes wrote. “I put everything in there and I’m glad it’s entertaining for most of you. I am happy and upset as you can imagine because I did not get the desired result. But I went out and fought and for that I can say I’m proud.
“I love this game and sometimes he doesn’t like me back, but that’s what we all signed up for. I mean I’m getting well, I’ll be fine. And congratulations to [Prochazka] Hell of a fight and what an elbow! It’s the ones you don’t see coming that attract you God bless you all and I’ll see you next time.
With the knockout loss, Reyes is now winless since October 2019 when he defeated Chris Weidman by first round knockout in the main event of UFC Boston. This was followed by a narrow decision loss to then-light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 247, then a second-round TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 253 for a vacant title.
Reyes’ record is now 12-3 after starting his professional MMA career with a dozen consecutive wins.