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UFC on ESPN 6: Dominick Reyes starches Chris Weidman in just 103 seconds

Reyes makes a statement in Boston

Dominic Reyes (12-0-0) used a thunderous left hand to stop former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (14-5-0) in his tracks and secure an impressive first round victory in the main event of UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston Friday evening.

Weidman, who was making his light heavyweight debut, got the takedown early, but Reyes worked his way back up quickly. Reyes then landed a big left as Weidman was moving in, knocking him down. Reyes pounced with several hammerfists before referee Herb Dean stepped in and called the bout at 1:43.

It was a big win for Reyes, who is currently ranked No. 4. But is it enough for UFC president Dana White to give him the next crack at champion Jon Jones?

Weidman suffered his fifth stoppage in his last six fights. ‘

Reyes and Charles Rosa eared performance of the night, while Rodriguez and Stephens earned Fight of the Night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD 

DERON WINN VS. DARREN STEWART

WINNER: DARREN STEWART VIA SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DERON WINN VIA UD

Andrews: Winn not only did not make weight, but lost. That’s a double whammy.

#12 MAYCEE BARBER VS. #15 GILLIAN ROBERTSON

WINNER: MAYCEE BARBER VIA TKO (ELBOWS AND PUNCHES) R1 3:04

ANDREWS PREDICTION: GILLIAN ROBERTSON VIA TKO

Andrews: Great win for Barber. I really thought Robertson was going to get the upset, but Barber was just too fluid.

JOE LAUZON VS. JONATHAN PIERCE 

WINNER: JOE LAUZON VIA TKO R1 1:33 (PUNCHES)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JONATHAN PIERCE VIA TKO

Andrews: I was wrong. Lauzon steamrolled him, obviously not wanting to lose in his hometown. Excellent win for J-Lau.

GREG HARDY VS. BEN SOSOLI

WINNER: NO CONTEST  – ORIGINALLY GREG HARDY VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 

ANDREWS PREDICTION: GREG HARDY VIA TKO

Andrews: All that hard work – for nothing. Waiting to exhale.

#7 YAIR RODRIGUEZ VS. #8 JEREMY STEPHENS 

WINNER: YAIR RODRIGUEZ VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: YAIR RODRIGUEZ VIA UD

Andrews: What a fight! No one should question the integrity of these two after that.

MAIN EVENT

#4 DOMINICK REYES VS. #8 CHRIS WEIDMAN

WINNER: DOMINICK REYES VIA TKO R1 1:43

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DOMINICK REYES VIA TKO 

Andrews: It may be time for Chris Weidman to retire.

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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