Dominick Reyes Runs Wild at Fight Night 112

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Jason Lake

Monday, June 26, 2017 12:17 PM GMT

Sunday’s Fight Night festivities in Oklahoma City saw some unexpected finishes on the main card, but the biggest favorite on the UFC odds board made the biggest impression.

Would Michael Chiesa have tapped anyway? We’ll never know. Chiesa found himself on the wrong end of a Kevin Lee rear-naked choke Sunday night in Oklahoma City; there were 23 seconds left to go in the first round when referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight, even though Chiesa (+120) had yet to submit or pass out. That was your main event at UFC Fight Night 112. Meh?

Here at the ranch, we had our eyes on the opening fight of the main card. B.J. Penn ended up with a lot of public support for his matchup with Dennis Siver, enough to move all the way down to +117 after ballooning to +196 in early action. We didn’t get full value on Siver at -235 for our recommended UFC picks, but Siver did pay out with a decisive victory – majority decision notwithstanding. Penn took a disturbing amount of punishment in the third round. His next fight might have to be with Bellator if he wants to keep going.
 

The Battle To Be Slim

If Penn was the biggest name on Sunday’s Fight Night card, Johny Hendricks was a close second. But he didn’t win, either; Hendricks (-155) lost the first round of his co-main event to Tim Boetsch, then got absolutely mauled to start the second round, which ended mercifully 46 seconds in. Maybe Hendricks wasn’t quite right after trying and failing to make weight for his second crack at 185 pounds – actually 186, since this wasn’t going to be a Middleweight title fight. Hendricks came in at 188 pounds. This was after failing to make weight twice in the Welterweight division, where he held the title back in 2014.

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Hendricks had better think twice before moving to Light Heavyweight. Dominick Reyes, one of the most hyped-up prospects in MMA, was the biggest favorite on Sunday’s main card, checking in at -325 on the UFC odds board for his matchup with Joachim Christensen. Reyes was all over Christensen like white on rice, winning by TKO in just 29 seconds – a record for a fighter making his Octagon debut. Reyes earned a performance bonus for that victory. It might not be long before he wins the belt, too.