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Dominick Reyes snaps four-fight skid with first round knockout of Dustin Jacoby at UFC Louisville

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, June 8, 2024 for UFC Louisville, going down live from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Headlining the event is a middleweight clash between no. 4 ranked former title challenger Jared Cannonier (17-6) and no. 7 ranked Nassourdine Imavov (13-4, 1 NC).

Co-headlining the event was a light-heavyweight bout showcasing another former title challenger, this one no. 15 ranked Dominick Reyes (13-4), who faced Dustin Jacoby (19-9-1) in tonight’s co-main event of the evening.

Reyes aimed to snap his four-fight losing skid with a win tonight, while Jacoby had gone 1-3 over his last four following a 6-0-1 run across seven fights upon returning to the UFC in 2020.

Continue reading to see how this 205 lb encounter went down:

Official Result: Dominick Reyes def. Dustin Jacoby via TKO (knee & punches) at 2:00 of round one

Reyes looked to land his left cross early while Jacoby got to work with his leg kicks, spinning Reyes around with one about one minute in. Jacoby got caught with a left hook as he was coming into Reyes’ range, Reyes pursuing him and landing a left cross followed by a knee up the middle that dropped him.

Reyes absolutely unloaded on Jacoby from here and secured the first round stoppage, picking up his first win since 2019.

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It’s been a long, hard road for Dominick Reyes as of late.

After starting out his career at a perfect 12-0, many people believed he beat Jon Jones in their 2020 title fight and should’ve been an undefeated world champion. Since then he’d gotten knocked out three-straight times, all brutal, unforgiving defeats. Finally, nearly five years following his most recent defeat, Reyes returned in a big way tonight at UFC Louisville with his 10th career finish.

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Brady Ordway
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