|Born||January 6, 1985|
Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Residence||San Diego, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||65 in (165 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Submission Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||San Diego, California|
|Team||Alliance MMA |
G13 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto Godoi|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Wilson Reis Monte Alto Gonçalves (born January 6, 1985, in Januária) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division. Reis is the former EliteXC Bantamweight Champion and has also competed for UFC, Bellator, ShoXC and Cage Warriors. Reis also appeared as an assistant Jiu-Jitsu coach in Dominick Cruz's team on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
Reis received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from instructor Roberto Godoi. As a brown belt he won the 2004 Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Reis was crowned the first and only EliteXC Bantamweight champion on September 26, 2008. He trains at BJJ United in Pennsylvania and at Daddis Fight Camps in New Jersey and Philadelphia. He previously taught Brazilian jiu-jitsu and No-gi at Tri-State Martial Arts Academy in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Reis formerly competed in Bellator Fighting Championships. He competed for the first time in his native Brazil in WFE 11 - Platinum, winning by submission.
In January 2009, it was announced that Reis reached an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships. Wilson Reis defeated Henry Martinez on April 10, 2009, at Bellator 2 in the first round of the Featherweight Tournament. He experienced his first loss against Joe Soto in the semi-finals at Bellator 6.
Reis was scheduled to make his Japanese debut for World Victory Road at Sengoku 12 on March 7, 2010. However, Reis withdrew from the show in order to compete in season 2 of the Bellator Fighting Championships.
Reis was victorious in the first round of the Bellator featherweight tournament, defeating Shad Lierley via submission in the third round, after dominating the entire fight with this superior ground game. He advanced to the semi-finals to face Patricio Freire who held a 13-0 record. Reis lost via unanimous decision, his second career loss.
Reis dropped down to Bantamweight and competed in the Bellator Season Five Bantamweight tournament. In the quarterfinals, he faced Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 51, losing by second-round KO (flying knee and punches).
Reis then competed in Win Fight & Entertainment (WFE), appearing for the first time in his native Brazil in WFE 11 - Platinum in December 2011. He defeated Bruno "Demente" Menezes by rear naked choke.
On December 8, 2012, Reis fought for Europe's top organization Cage Warriors and defeated Owen Roddy by third-round submission in one of the fights of the year in Glasgow, Scotland.
In August 2013, it was announced that Reis had signed with the UFC. Reis was expected to face Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013. However, just days before the event Viana was forced out of the bout with an injury, removing their fight from the card altogether.
A few days after that announcement, Reis was again sought as a replacement. He stepped in to face Ivan Menjivar on September 21, 2013, at UFC 165, replacing Norifumi Yamamoto. Reis was successful in his debut, winning via unanimous decision.
Reis was briefly linked to a bout with Pedro Munhoz on May 31, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. However, the bout never materialized as Reis was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Hobar.
For his next fight, Reis moved down to the flyweight division. He was expected to face Tim Elliott on August 23, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 49. However, Elliott pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event. Reis instead faced promotional newcomer Joby Sanchez. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Reis next faced Scott Jorgensen on October 25, 2014, at UFC 179. He won the fight by submission in the first round. Reis hurt Jorgensen with a body kick and backed up in pain, then immediately after shot in and successfully got the takedown on Jorgensen and passed to mount where he secured to an arm-triangle choke where Jorgensen was forced to tap.
Reis was expected to face current Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson on July 30, 2016, at UFC 201. However, on July 8, it was announced that Johnson pulled out due to an undisclosed injury and the bout was postponed. Reis remained on the card against promotional newcomer Hector Sandoval. He won the fight via submission in the first round.
Reis faced Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24. After a one-sided affair through the first two rounds, Reis suffered his first loss by submission as Johnson won via armbar in the third round.
On May 26, 2019 it was reported that Reis was released by UFC.
On February 18, 2020, news surfaced that Reis signed a contract with ARES FC.
Wilson Reis is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Roberto Godoi.
In 2004, Reis won the Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Championships as a Brown Belt.
|Professional record breakdown|
|33 matches||23 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||23-10||Alexandre Pantoja||TKO (punches)||UFC 236||April 13, 2019||1||2:58||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||23-9||Ben Nguyen||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa||December 2, 2018||3||5:00||Adelaide, Australia|
|Loss||22-9||John Moraga||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje||April 14, 2018||3||5:00||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||22-8||Henry Cejudo||TKO (punches)||UFC 215||September 9, 2017||2||0:25||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||22-7||Demetrious Johnson||Submission (armbar)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis||April 15, 2017||3||4:49||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||For the UFC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||22-6||Ulka Sasaki||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 208||February 11, 2017||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||21-6||Hector Sandoval||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 201||July 30, 2016||1||1:49||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||20-6||Dustin Ortiz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader||January 30, 2016||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||19-6||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves||May 30, 2015||3||5:00||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||19-5||Scott Jorgensen||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||1||3:28||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Catchweight (128 lbs) bout; Jorgensen missed weight.|
|Win||18-5||Joby Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos||August 23, 2014||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Loss||17-5||Iuri Alcântara||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Win||17-4||Ivan Menjivar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||16-4||Owen Roddy||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors: 50||December 8, 2012||3||1:32||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Win||15-4||Billy Vaughan||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Matrix Fights 7||October 26, 2012||1||3:28||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||14-4||Cody Stevens||Decision (unanimous)||Matrix Fights 6||July 13, 2012||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||13-4||Bruno Menezes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WFE 11 - Platinum||December 16, 2011||1||3:20||Salvador, Brazil||Won the WFE Bantamweight Championship.|
|Loss||12-4||Eduardo Dantas||KO (flying knee and punches)||Bellator 51||September 24, 2011||2||1:02||Canton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||12-3||Patricio Freire||KO (punches)||Bellator 41||April 16, 2011||3||3:29||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||12-2||Zac George||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 37||March 19, 2011||1||2:09||Concho, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||11-2||Deividas Taurosevicius||Decision (split)||Bellator 33||October 21, 2010||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||10-2||Patricio Freire||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 18||May 13, 2010||3||5:00||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||10-1||Shad Lierley||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 14||April 15, 2010||3||3:33||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||9-1||Dwayne Shelton||Decision (unanimous)||Locked in the Cage 1||November 20, 2009||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Won the Extreme Force Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||8-1||Roberto Vargas||Decision (split)||Bellator 10||June 5, 2009||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Loss||7-1||Joe Soto||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 6||May 8, 2009||3||5:00||Robstown, Texas, United States||Bellator Season 1 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||7-0||Henry Martinez||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 2||April 10, 2009||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 1 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||6-0||Abel Cullum||Decision (unanimous)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||September 26, 2008||5||5:00||Santa Ynez, California, United States||Won the inaugural Elite XC Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||5-0||Bryan Caraway||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||July 26, 2008||3||5:00||Stockton, California, United States|
|Win||4-0||Justin Robbins||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||1||4:06||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3-0||Zach Makovsky||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||January 25, 2008||2||1:15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2-0||Diego Jimenez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CITC: Fearless Fighters Return||October 6, 2007||1||2:00||Trenton, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1-0||Baba Shigeyasu||Decision (unanimous)||Extreme Challenge 81||July 28, 2007||3||5:00||West Orange, New Jersey, United States|
|New championship|| 1st Elite XC Bantamweight Champion
September 26, 2008 - October 20, 2008
Elite XC ceased operations