Veteran who almost defeated Jones expresses confidence that he will return to the top amid delicate phase

Dominick Reyes guarantees he has the 'pedigree' to face the light heavyweight elite; athlete performs this Saturday (08)

Jon Jones (left) defeated Dominick reyes (right) in 2020. Photo: Reproduction / YouTube @ufc

Scheduled for the penultimate fight of UFC Lousville that takes place this Saturday (08), Dominick reyes expresses confidence that he will be able to return to the top of the light heavyweight division (up to 93kg) in the midst of a delicate phase in his career. Since he waged a controversial battle against Jon Jones in 2020, the North American failed to raise his arms in the next three fights. Despite the result, the athlete stated that he has an elite pedigree.

“As long as I wake up, there will always be hope. Every day you have the opportunity to compete here is always a hope. The UFC light heavyweight division is very good and I have the pedigree to take me to the top, everyone in the division has that opportunity,” said Reyes in an interview at media day.

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As he continued his speech, the North American highlighted the danger presented by athletes belonging to the category reigned by Alex Poatán.

“It's one of the toughest divisions in terms of 'one punch and it's over'. It's not like in other categories where you can take a bunch of blows and stay on your feet. Close to only one punch in this split, so that makes it hard for you to have a streak. I was watching this the other day, I got six (wins) in a row in the light heavyweight division in the UFC. This is really good and now I’m back,” he concluded.

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Former challenger for the light heavyweight title, Reyes is hoping to end a devastating streak of defeats. In his last three appearances, the athlete was knocked out in all of them. Underdog in the bookmakers for UFC Louisville, the North American faces dustin jacoby this Saturday (08).

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