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Wilson Reis (born January 6, 1985 in SÃ£o Paulo) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. 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. He competed in the EliteXC bantamweight division, before the company’s collapse.
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 & Philadelphia. He teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi at Tri-State Martial Arts Academy in Levittown, PA. Reis currently competes in Bellator Fighting Championships.
In September 2008, Reis defeated Abel Cullum to win the vacant EliteXC 140 lb championship.
In January 2009, it was announced that Wilson 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 decision, his second career loss.
Reis faced Deividas TauroseviÄius on October 21, 2010 at Bellator 33. He won the fight via decision.