Dominick Reyes (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) now has three first-round stoppages in three UFC appearances after taking out Jared Cannonier (10-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC). The light heavyweight bout was part of themain card of today’s UFC Fight Night 129 event at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass. The two men engaged quickly, with both throwing heavy leather and seemingly hoping to end the fight early. Perhaps surprisingly, it was Reyes who looked inside for a takedown first but was unable to work the fight to the floor. Reyes continued to have success chopping at the legs, but Cannonier was finding a home for counter shots over the top. Then it all turned around. Reyes found a left uppercut in an exchange, and Cannonier was wobbled. Sensing an opportunity to ends the fight, Reyes turned up the heat with a non-stop barrage of punches and kicks, including another uppercut that sent Cannonier crashing to the floor and ending the fight at the 2:55 mark of the first. Cannonier seemed a bit frustrated with referee Marc Goddard’s stoppage, but there certainly didn’t seem to be an end to Reyes’ attack. Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 129 results include:
Dominick Reyes def. Jared Cannonier via TKO (punches) Round 1, 2:55
Guido Cannetti def. Diego Rivas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Andrea Lee def. Veronica Macedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Vicente Luque def. Chad Laprise via knockout (punches) Round 1, 4:16Michel Prazeres def. Zak Cummings via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)Poliana Botelho def. Syuri Kondo via TKO (liver kick, punches) Round 1, 0:33Gabriel Benitez def. Humberto Bandenay via knockout (slam, punches) Round 1, 0:39Enrique Barzola def. Brandon Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)Frankie Saenz def. Henry Briones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)Claudio Puelles def. Felipe Silva via submission (kneebar) Round 3, 2:23
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