Demetrious Johnson – UFC Flyweight Champion

Demetrious Johnson

Record: 18-2-1 (3 wins by TKO/KO, 7 submissions, 8 decisions)

Height: 5-3

Weight: 125 pounds

Reach: 66 inches

Fighting out of: Kirkland, Washington

Fighting style: Wrestling

Profile: Since losing to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in October, 2011, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (18-2-1) has taken over the UFC’s flyweight division with relative ease. Granted, when the UFC created their 4-man flyweight tournament, Mighty Mouse and Ian McCall went to a draw, as Mighty Mouse faded at the end of a tough fight. He defeated McCall in the rematch, then at UFC 152 Mighty Mouse defeated Joseph Benavidez for the inaugural flyweight championship. Since that win, he’s defended his flyweight belt in two incredibly entertaining fights, taking a decision over John Dodson in January, and then armbarring John Moraga in July.

Last fight: Submission win over John Moraga at UFC on FOX 8.

Next opponent: Joseph Benavidez at UFC on FOX 9 (click for opening MMA odds).