Dominick Reyes welcomes Chris Weidman to light heavyweight in UFC on ESPN 6 headliner

Light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes is expected to welcome former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman to the 205-pound division in the UFC on ESPN 6 headliner. The bout was first reported by ESPN.

UFC on ESPN 6 is slated for Oct. 18 in Boston.

Weidman (14-4) has frequently mentioned a possible move to light heavyweight after having struggled to a 1-4 record in his last five middleweight bouts, including losing the championship to Luke Rockhold. The 35-year-old will be hoping the move to 205 pounds will breathe some new life into his career.

Reyes is no easy draw for his first bout in the new weight class. Ranked No. 4 in the weight class, Reyes has rocketed to an unblemished 11-0 record. He has won all five of his UFC bouts, including victories over the likes of Jarrod Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux, and Volken Oezdemir.

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News of the bout becoming public immediately sparked a Twitter exchange between Weidman and Reyes.