Chris Weidman to make light heavyweight debut vs. Dominick Reyes in Oct.

Weidman vs Reyes
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Chris Weidman will face Dominck Reyes on Oct. 19, in Boston.

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has his first opponent at light heavyweight.  According to a report by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Weidman will face Dominick Reyes at the UFC’s upcoming event in Boston, on Oct.  18.

Despite having a very impressive resume as a middleweight, Weidman has lost four of his last five fights within the division. Most recently, Weidman lost  via KO to Ronaldo Souza, at UFC 230, in November 2018.

In June, Weidman announced that he would continue his career in the light heavyweight division.

While Weidman is a tenured veteran, his opponent is an undefeated prospect.

Reyes is 4-0 in the UFC, and 11-0 overall. In his last fight, Reyes earned a spilt-decision victory over former title-challenger Volkan Oezdemir.

After reports of the fight began circulating, both fighters took to Twitter to engage in some trash-talk.

Reyes explained that he would prefer to fight light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Weidman responded by reminding Reyes of his recent split-decision victory.

Reyes was quick to remind Weidman about his last four fights at middleweight.

Weidman pointed out Reyes’ relative inexperience.

Reyes agreed.

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