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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Demetrious Johnson to Face Wilson Reis Next

Demetrious Johnson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Demetrious Johnson won’t be facing the winner of TUF 24 next after all, as the UFC has announced that the flyweight champ will take on Wilson Reis on July 30th. The bout will be part of UFC 201, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recently it was announced that TUF 24 will feature flyweight competitors, and that the winner will receive a title shot. The show, however, won’t begin airing until August 31st.

Johnson (24-2-1) is coming off an emphatic, first round stoppage win over Henry Cejudo at UFC 197 last month. The dynamic fighter has defended the 125 title now eight times.

Reis (20-6), meanwhile, earned a decision win over Dustin Ortiz in his last bout, which took place in January. Reis has gone 3-2 in his last 5 fights and is currently ranked #8.

UFC 201 will also feature a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:09 am
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