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Remember the guy who head-kick KO'd that cocky opponent? He got a UFC deal

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After scoring a “Knockout of the Year” candidate by head-kicking a cocky opponent, Dominick Reyes now has a UFC contract.

UFC officials announced light heavyweight Azamat Murzakanov (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 112 bout with Joachim Christensen (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) for undisclosed reasons. As a result, promotional newcomer Reyes (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement.

UFC Fight Night 112 takes place June 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

This past Friday at LFA 13, Reyes had the MMA world buzzing after he caught his head-shaking, tongue-wagging opponent with a vicious head-kick knockout. Check out the highlights above; here are some additional angles (via Twitter):

Reyes, a 27-year-old Californian, has also fought for organizations such as KOTC and Hoosier Fight Club since his pro debut in 2014, He’s posted four knockouts and a submission in six career wins.

Christensen, a 38-year-old Danish fighter, looks to rebound on a quick turnaround from a first-round submission loss to Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC 211. That sent him back to the loss column after a third-round TKO win over Bojan Mihajlovic at UFC Fight Night 103 in January, which was his first win in the UFC and a bounce-back from a submission to Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 96 in his promotional debut this past October.

The latest UFC Fight Night 112 card now includes:

  • Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish
  • Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes
  • Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means
  • B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch
  • Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Darrell Horcher vs. Devin Powell
  • Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
  • Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury
  • Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Johnny Case vs. Tony Martin

For more on UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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