UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson (pictured) will defend this crown against Wilson Reis at UFC 201.
The mathcup was announced on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” The 125-pounders will co-headline the gig.
Johnson, arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game, has rattled off 10 straight victories, with the last eight being of the title defense variety. “Mighty Mouse” is current tied with former/current interim light heavyweight champ Jon Jones with most consecutive title defenses.
Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva still holds the UFC mark with 10.
Johnson is coming off February’s quick TKO victory over former Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo. Despite the flak Johnson gets for not being “exciting,” he has finished off five of his past seven victims before the final horn.
Reis has posted a 4-2 record since joining the UFC in 2013. He most recently notched a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz in January.
The July 30 event takes place inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. A welterweight affair between champion Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley serves as the night’s featured contest.
Here is the show’s current agenda:
Damien Brown vs. Cesar Arzamendia
Claudio Henrique da Silva vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Wilson Reis vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)
Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)