In the main event of UFC on ESPN 6 which took place at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his light heavyweight debut as he took on Dominick Reyes.
Dominick Reyes dropped Weidman early with a straight left and knocked Weidman down and then he followed up with back to back hammer fists to knock him out until the referee had to step in to stop the fight.
Dominick Reyes maintained his undefeated record and is currently riding on a 12-fight winning streak with six of them being in the UFC. He has defeated Volkan Oezdemir, Ovince St.Preux and Jared Cannonier before that. On the other hand, Chris Weidman has only won 1 of his last 5 fights in the UFC with 4 of them coming via a way of stoppage.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Reyes’ victory:
My boyfriend just looked at me and said “if Greg Hardy gets an inhaler, Chris Weidman should get a helmet” I fucking can’t. 😂
— K (@tinymma) October 19, 2019
Rockhold and Weidman are always going to be linked, and man did their careers take similar paths at the end.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 19, 2019
Middleweight outsiders Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith performed infinitely better than former champs in Rockhold and Weidman. MMA is such a weird sport. https://t.co/pR83sZ4UUB
— Michael Fiedel (@MichaelFiedel) October 19, 2019
Book Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold right now
2 top tier contenders for worst chin in the UFC.
— UFCStats💭 (@TheUFCStats) October 19, 2019
— MMA India (@MMAIndiaShow) October 19, 2019
Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman at 205 to end both their careers. Summer of 2020. Only fight to make, only fight that peaks any public interest.
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) October 19, 2019
Chris Weidman: I will be back better. God is good, even in this adversity.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 19, 2019
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) October 19, 2019
205 is no joke. #UFCBoston
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) October 19, 2019
Damnnnnnnnnn sharp 🔪 #UFCBoston
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 19, 2019
Gahd Damnnn!!! Reyes like an absolute savage. So clean!
I still stand by the opinion that the jump from 185 to 205 is the biggest in terms of power/strength of all the divisions. Those 205ers hit like heavyweights.
Title shot next?? #UFCBoston
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) October 19, 2019
Feel so bad for weidman 😥 #UFCBoston
— Dovy🔌 (@DovySimuMMA) October 19, 2019