Alex Reyes, a professional mixed martial artist, shares the same passion for sports with his younger brother, Dominick Reyes.
Dominick, a former college football player, is now a widely famous American professional mixed martial artist (MMA).
Let’s explore everything about Alex Reyes’ brother, including Dominick’s childhood, struggle, and inspirational success story.
Alex Reyes is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA). He is also a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
With over 15 years of martial arts experience, he is now a notable and prominent instructor at the Cage Combat Academy.
Under the mentorship of Robert Drysdale, Alex has become a valuable asset to the MMA and BJJ community, earning recognition for his exceptional skills and dedication.
One of his notable accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is his title as the IBJJF 2012 Absolute Purple Belt World Champion, showcasing his prowess in the sport.
Besides that, Reyes is also popular as the former undisputed Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight Champion for King of the Cage.
Currently, Reyes trains with many notable UFC fighters, including UFC Lightweight Bobby Green.
The owner of his own gym, Cage Combat Academy, Reyes battled back against rare spinal infections and came back to the UFC after 6 years on September 16, 2023.
Despite a dominant performance, Alex unfortunately lost against Charlie Campbell at the Noche UFC event held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Alex Reyes Brother Dominick Reyes
Dominick Reyes is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA) with an impressive career.
Like his older brother Alex, he is also famous for his striking abilities and impressive performances in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
Dominick stepped into the MMA world in 2016 and quickly rose through the ranks. Coming a long way, he currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division.
Discussing his achievements, he had victories over high-ranked fighters like Chris Weidman, Ovince Saint Preux, and Jared Cannonier.
Dominick Reyes’ near-victory against Jon Jones at UFC 247 in February 2020 still remains the highlight of his career.
Alex Reyes Age Gap With Brother And Family Tree
Born on October 2, 1986, Alex Reyes is the eldest child of his parents in Hesperia, California.
The younger one, Dominick Reyes, was born on December 26, 1989, which means that the two MMA star brothers have an age gap of 3 years.
Alex and Dominick also have two other brothers who grew up playing various different sports with each other.
Raised in a poor family, he cherished ordinary moments riding in the family car with his three brothers.
The siblings had the same interest in sports from a young age, and they spent their early days playing baseball, wrestling, and football.
Reyes’ parents always encouraged them to engage in sports, witnessing their passion.
Alex Reyes’ brother, who is now a prominent MMA star, once dreamed of reaching the grand stage of the NFL.
Dominick showcased his football skills at Hesperia High School, Stony Brook University, and Stony Brook Seawolves.
While he earned attention from NFL teams, he went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, considering his average speed.
Disheartened by the fading NFL dream, he went back to California and found solace in martial arts.
The younger Reyes then started his training for MMA at Alex’s gym, Combat Cage Academy. Shortly after that, he started competing in amateur MMA fights.