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UFC 201: Wilson Reis Shows Off His Skills

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Wilson Reis was expecting to be facing Demetrious Johnson Saturday night at UFC 201.

Instead, he took on newcomer Hector Sandoval after Johnson was forced out with an injury.

Reis made sure to keep his spot in line in the flyweight division, scoring his seventh first round finish in a division-record 1:49.

It remains unknown if the Brazilian will still challenge “Mighty Mouse” for his title when he is healthy. The belt is expected to be defended this December against the winner of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

“It was frustrating for us, not just because of the change in opponent, but the magnitude of the fight,” he said. “We went from a title fight to this fight. I was sad I couldn’t fight Demetrious, but hopefully I get to fight him soon.”

Reis (21-6) has now won two in a row and four of his last five around a decision loss to Jussier Formiga.

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