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
Demetrious Johnson will defend his UFC flyweight title against Chris Cariaso at UFC 177. 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
Dana White explains why Chris Cariaso will get a shot at Demetrious Johnson while saying that fans will complain about Johnson no matter who he fights.
The reception to Chris Cariaso's flyweight title shot at UFC 177 has been far from positive. Cariaso is ranked number eight in the UFC's rankings and is sitting as a massive underdog to champion Demetrious Johnson. Given his low ranking and the fact that his current three fight win streak has come against fighters with poor UFC records, many fans more
Well, Jeremy Stephens didn't beat Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 44, but he sure kept things interesting until the very end. The hard-swinging featherweight couldn't quite snag Swanson but still managed to wound him a couple times.
Still, while Stephens was a mid-tier lightweight for most of his career, he remains one of the best fighters at 145 pounds. That offers him plenty of options and plenty of opportunities for high-profile, exciting fights.
Which fighters in particular make the most sens more
There used to be a time when a UFC pay-per-view event, no matter who was in the headline spot, could be counted on for 300,000 buys.Go back a little more than two years ago, no matter who was on top and what the sports competition was head-to-head, you were never going below 215,000 buys.But with the increase in shows, people are picking and choosing what UFC content they'll watch, and what they are willing to spend money on. Without the right attraction, the numbers aren't going to be what they more
It hasn't been a good day for the UFC flyweight division. Shortly after it was reported that top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight contender John Dodson would be sidelined for up to a year following ACL surgery, the 125-pound division was dealt another crushing blow.
Damon Martin of FOX Sports is reporting that Ali Bagautinov tested positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) -- a hormone that controls red blood cell production -- after his title fight against 125-pound cham more
Because all "Mighty Mouse" does is win without cheating. "I'm disappointed to hear that Bagautinov tested positive for EPO. That's very unfortunate news. But the moral of this story is that I proved on June 14 that you don't need to cheat, you don't need PEDs to be a champion. I am proud to be a clean champion and I believe that talent will beat drugs every time out, just like it did last month in Vancouver." -- A very disappointed Demetrious Johnson tells MMA Fighting that it's unfortunate that more