From Yahoo Sports: The flyweight champion, who successfully defended his belt at UFC 174 in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be looking for his seventh win in a row. more
In the wake of an injury to the UFC flyweight division’s contender apparent, champ Demetrious Johnson is moving on against a new opponent.Filed under: News more
UFC 177 will be headlined by two title fights.
Demetrious Johnson, the first-ever UFC flyweight champion, is set to put his 125-pound title on the line against Chris Cariaso in the co-main event of the pay-per-view card in Sacramento, California, on August 30. Yahoo! Sports first reported the bout.
UFC 177 will be headlined by an immediate rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao for the bantamweight championship.
Johnson (20-2-1) quickly returns to the Octagon less than three months follo more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been adding matches to its upcoming UFC 177 event, which takes place at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 30, 2014, with a quickness.
And earlier this evening the co-main event was revealed via Yahoo!Sports.com, featuring Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, defending his 125-pound title against No. 8-ranked Chris Cariaso with top contender, John Dodson, recently ruled out indefinitely with a major knee injury.
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is set for a quick turnaround. While he successfully defended his belt just a few weeks ago at UFC 174, Johnson is now tabbed to defend his belt at UFC 177 opposite Chris Cariaso, according to Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole.
Cariaso is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, with victories over Iliarde Santos, Danny Martinez and Louis Smolka. He owns a 4-2 record in the UFC as a flyweight, and was an above-average bantamweight before that. The news tha more
Demetrious Johnson's next title defense will be at UFC 177 when he takes on #8 flyweight Chris Cariaso.
With the lower weight class champions not proving to be major draws as pay-per-view headliners, the UFC appears to have slightly changed course as TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson will both defend their titles at UFC 177.
Dllashaw's rematch with Renan Barao was already planned as the headliner, but Johnson's defense of his title was announced just earlier tonight.
Johnson will face Chris Ca more
"Mighty Mouse" admits he was a little disappointed in the low buy rates for UFC 174, but that doesn't mean he'll stoop to trash talking in order to generate interest in his future fights. Instead, he'll keep being the "most technical fighter in the world" and keep dominating his opponents. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently revealed that business was alive and well for the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.
While that may very well be the case, it more
Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold.
On Tuesday, the UFC announced the long-time bantamweight veteran turned surging flyweight would be the next opponent to face Demetrious Johnson at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. The call to compete for the flyweight strap came as a surprise to the 33-year-old Californian—and news of the bout sent a shockwave through the MMA community—but the door to the c more
ATLANTIC CITY – John Lineker won’t cut in line for a shot at UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson, because the UFC’s promotional machine just switched on for title contender Chris Cariaso. Filed under: News, UFC more