Demetrious Johnson – UFC Flyweight Champion

Demetrious Johnson

Record: 20-2-1 (4 wins by TKO/KO, 7 submissions, 9 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 (20-2-1) has taken over the UFC’s flyweight division with relative ease. He won the UFC’s four-man flyweight tournament with wins over Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez to become the first-ever 125lb champ, then he defeated John Doson via decision in his first title defence. He then followed that up with a submission win over John Moraga to once again defend the belt, and then at UFC on FOX 9 he knocked out Benavidez in their rematch to cement his place as the No. 1 flyweight fighter on the entire planet. He then followed that up with a decision win over Ali Bagautinov to continue moving up the P4P ranks. Now, the UFC has given him the task of dispatching Chris Cariaso, and it’s a fight that he should win in dominant fashion, which is why he opens as a massive favorite.

Last fight: Decision over Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

Next opponent: Chris Cariaso at UFC 177