The bout was confirmed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com (www.FiveOuncesOfPain.com) by two separate sources within the past 48 hours.
Reis, 3-0, had been scheduled to fight former UFC lightweight Doug Evans during EliteXC’s ShoXC event on April 5. However, he was scratched from the card during the week leading up to the fight due to a question about his medicals. The concern proved to be a false alarm but the proper clearance was not submitted to the California State Athletic Commission in time for Reis to remain on the card.
Reis was replaced by Bao Quach, who won a TKO over Evans at just 0:55 into round 1.
The Brazilian-born fighter trains full-time in the Philadelphia area and is a jiu-jitsu instructor at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United in Jenkintown, PA. A renowned competitive grappler, Reis made his professional MMA debut at Extreme Challenge 81 last July, recording a unanimous decision over Baba Shegeyasu.
He improved his record to 2-0 while fighting for Combat in the Cage last October, submitting Diego Jimenez with a rear naked choke at just 2:00 of round 1. He would go on to make his ShoXC debut this past January in Atlantic City, submitting former Division I wrestler Zach Makovsky at 1:15 of round 2.
Reis, who was promoted to black belt by Roberto Godoi, won the brown belt division at the Mundials in 2004. He is one of several fighters featured in Five Ounces Of Pain’s MMA Prospects section.
Robbins is 8-3-1, according to Sherdog.com’s fight finder. Based in the Midwest, he has fought primarily for the XFO, Shootfighting Challenge, and King of the Cage promotions. He competed for the WEC last August at WEC 29, losing a unanimous decision to Antonio Banuelos.
Robbins returned to action this past January at Warrior Concepts’ “Valhalla Rising,” where he submitted Jeff Hodges with an arm triangle choke at 0:47 of round 1.
Robbins also holds notable victories over Matt Jaggers and Tristan Yunker.