Johnson seeks record-tying win in April bout against Reis

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will get his chance to make history on Apr. 15, as he defends his crown for the 10th time against Wilson Reis. With a win at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, “Mighty Mouse” will tie Anderson Silva’s record for most successful UFC title defenses.
RELATED: Tickets go on-sale March 10 | Check out the current fight card

Also announced for the FOX-televised card is a middleweight showdown between top ten contenders Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Robert Whittaker. In a previously announced bout, Michelle Waterson faces Rose Namajunas. Tickets go on sale on March 10.

The UFC’s first and only flyweight champion, Johnson has defeated the best of the best at 125 pounds, including Joseph Benavidez, John Dodson, Kyoji Horiguchi and Henry Cejudo. Unbeaten for five years, Johnson is intent on cementing his place in the record books with a win over Reis, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who has won three straight, most recently decisioning Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208 last month.

Currently ranked third in the middleweight division, Brazil’s Souza has been making his case for a world title shot in impressive style, with back-to-back finishes of Vitor Belfort and Tim Boetsch moving him closer to the top. But Australia’s Whittaker isn’t far behind, with his current six-fight winning streak including three finishes and four post-fight bonuses.


UFC commentators Joe Rogan and Jimmy Smith preview the highly anticipated UFC 223 lightweight championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
On Episode 508 of 'UFC Now' Michael Bisping and Cub Swanson breakdown their top 5 heavyweight fights. Make sure to catch the whole episode anytime on UFC FIGHT PASS.
UFC women's strawweight champion Rose Namajunas puts her belt on the line in a rematch with former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk live from Brooklyn at UFC 223 on Pay-Per-View.
Don't miss the rematch between strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Pay-Per-view on April 7.