Wilson Reis has finally landed in the UFC. The former Elite XC bantamweight champion outscored Ivan Menjivar on the prelims of UFC 165.
“It’s been tough to get fights,” said Reis to MMA Fighting. “I was trying out for TUF 18 and doing everything I could to get a call from the UFC. Finally it came and I was prepared. I was in shape.”
Since Elite XC closed in 2008, Reis has taken part in several Bellator tournaments. He’s 17-4 in what his fifth consecutive win.
It was Menjivar’s second defeat of the year with the other coming from Uriah Faber. He’s 4-4 as a bantamweight.
They were on the FOX Sports 1 prelims of UFC 165. For results, click here.