Was Wilson Reis extra sharp on Saturday? Was Dustin Ortiz out of sorts at UFC on FOX 18?
Most likely, the first simply caused the latter, as Reis, the first and only Elite XC bantamweight champion, continued to prove himself a force to be reckoned with in the UFC flyweight division. The Brazilian dominated Ortiz for a unanimous decision victory. The judges’ scores at Newark’s Prudential Center were 30-27 across the board.
Reis (20-6) set the tone for the fight in the opening round. By the midpoint, he was winning the scrambles, outgrappling Ortiz, and showed enough power in his fists to keep Ortiz wary.
This was only punctuated in the second round, as Ortiz simply couldn’t seem to find an answer for Reis’ relentless grappling. By the rounds end, Reis was hunting for submissions, as he mounted his back and had Ortiz’s neck, then got an armbar as the round ended.
The third round seemed a fait accompli, as Reis outwrestled, outgrappled, and just generally flustered Ortiz en route to his 11th career decision victory. In all, Reis scored nine takedowns in the fight.
Reis won for the third time in his four fights since dropping to flyweight, while Ortiz (15-5), a Roufusport fighter, lost for the second time in his past three.
“I used the first round to get my timing and figure out the takedown,” Reis said. “From there I had a pretty good fight. They said he never gets tired but I made him tired.”
Source:: mma fighting