An MMA veteran and a beloved member of Xtreme Couture has died.
Kyle Reyes, an expert blended martial arts veteran of twenty-two fights, died Monday on the age of 30, in keeping with numerous social media posts from household and associates.
According to a GoFundMe launched Friday, Reyes had reconstructive surgical procedure on Aug. 27 to restore a torn left bicep. Over the span of the following 24 hours, “his health went downhill” after was discovered unresponsive after an an infection prompted one among his lungs to break down. At the time of the fundraiser kickoff, the an infection unfold to different organs however Reyes was in steady situation in an intensive care unit.
“I’m telling you, my homeboy was good,” UFC fighter Trevin Jones, an in depth pal, emotionally recalled an Aug. 27 dialog with Reyes (through an Instagram story). “He was good, bro. He was good until he got surgery. I don’t know what the f*ck happened.”
Born in Guam, Reyes made his professional MMA debut there for Pacific X-treme Combat in March 2009. After a 5-3 begin, which included a loss to present UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, Reyes competed within the United States for the primary time in February 2015.
From 2015-2016, Reyes turned a staple of California promotion Tachi Palace Fights the place he fought UFC notables Cody Gibson and Nohelin Hernandez amongst others.
In 2017, Reyes made his ACB debut when he defeated Mario Israel through majority choice. He received beneath the identical banner in his subsequent battle when he submitted Trent Girdham. He competed twice extra for the promotion through the ACA period and picked up 90-second knockout of Kharon Orzumiev. His most up-to-date battle got here in February 2020, a loss to Bibert Tumenov at ACA 104.
At the time of his loss of life, Reyes had a 15-7 document.
Shortly after the information of Reyes’ loss of life, the tributes poured in from those that knew him greatest. Check out a pattern of the social media posts beneath.