It must suck to be Wilson Reis. I mean, sure, he’s a veteran fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt, but he was supposed to be fighting Demetrious Johnson for the belt, and injury means Reis is now relegated to the prelims on FOX Sports 2, taking on some cat named Hector Sandoval. Oh well.

As a UFC rookie, Sandoval has got nothing to lose, so he throws kicks and haymakers like someone with nothing to lose. He actually tags Reis a couple times, but then the Brazilian starts taking him down and feasting on his soul. It doesn’t take long for Reis to have his back, and the inevitable choke has Sanoval tapping out.

Easy money for Reis. Maybe that’s some consolation.


Result: Wilson Reis def. Hector Sandoval via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:49, R1