A second title fight has been added to July’s UFC 201 card, as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his belt for the ninth consecutive time against Brazilian Wilson Reis.
The somewhat surprising bout was announced on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight and will play co-main event to a welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.
BREAKING: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis booked for Flyweight Title Bout at UFC 201 (Per @MeganOlivi)
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) May 19, 2016
Johnson has faced everyone the flyweight division has to offer, most recently dismantling Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo at UFC 197. “Mighty Mouse” also holds notable victories over John Dodson, Chris Cariaso, Joseph Benavidez, and Ian McCall.
Reis has found success since dropping down to flyweight, winning three of his last four fights, which includes wins over Joby Sanchez, Scott Jorgensen, and Dustin Ortiz.
UFC 201 takes place on July 30th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
— UFC (@ufc) May 19, 2016
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