On September 27 in Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson will put his flyweight title on the line against No. 8-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso. In the co-main event, perennial lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will face off against UFC newcomer and former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
While those are two big fights in terms of importance in each division, the third fight on the main card may have more people talking going into it.
That fight is a featherweight matchup between No. 9-ran read news >>
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when Demetrious Johnson attempts to defend his UFC flyweight title for a record fifth consecutive time against heavy underdog Chris Cariaso at UFC 178.
Dean was unanimously selected at Thursday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting to oversee the championship contest, which is scheduled to take place September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and will headline UFC 178's pay-per-view main card.
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With UFC 178 plucking Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso from UFC 177, the August 30th card now features Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson in the co-main event.
As of yesterday, UFC 177 was left without its original co-main event after Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso was moved to the main event of UFC 178. The August 30th PPV in Sacramento, CA will now be co-headlined by a lightweight bout between Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson. Elevated to the main card from the prelims are heavyweights read news >>
With the move of the UFC flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso to September's UFC 178 card, the fight's previous home got a little lineup shuffling. read news >>
UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took to twitter following the revelation that he would be facing Chris Cariso in the new main event at UFC 178 to inform fans that the card finally got a ‘real main event.’ While many fans likely considered the new UFC 178 main event to be a major disappointment following the hype that ensued for the Jones vs. Cormier title fight, it appears Demetrious Johnson is convinced that it was the best thing that could have happened to the highly anticipated Sept read news >>
With yesterday's news that Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso has been bumped to the main event of UFC 178, the promotion has shuffled the lineup for UFC 177.
According to UFC.com, Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson will serve as the new UFC 177 "co-main event" on Aug. 31 in Sacramento, Calif. As a result, Ruslan Magomedov vs. Richard Odoms has been moved to the pay-per-view main card.
Sacramento's Castillo (17-6) has won three of his last four fights, while Ferguson (15-3) has won his last two read news >>
Don’t say UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson doesn’t have a sense of humor.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
According to the current official UFC rankings, the top-five pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC are Jon Jones, Jose Aldo, Cain Velasquez, Demetrious Johnson and Chris Weidman, in that order. Jones at No. 1 is all but indisputable, and Aldo at No. 2 is really the only other option. Beyond that, the rest of the rankings are up for debate.
No. 3 is the heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez. Cain is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has defended his title a total of two times. He is 13-1, with read news >>
Zach Makovsky knows UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson isn’t unbeatable, but he’s fully aware it will take a lot to knock “Mighty Mouse” off his throne.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC read news >>
Chris Cariaso isn't short on confidence ahead of his unexpected title fight against Demetrious Johnson. Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Chris Cariaso was given the next crack at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson; a fight that's set to co-headline UFC 177 on Aug., 30, 2014 in Sacramento, California.
While no one is questioning the challenger's merit (he's won three straight), most in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community were baffled wh read news >>
Unexpected UFC Flyweight contender Chris Cariaso discusses his upcoming title fight against Demetrious Johnson and whether he was surprised to get the call from the UFC so soon. The latest scheduled Flyweight title fight may have come as a surprise to the vast majority of MMA connoisseurs, but it was something that Chris Cariaso had envisaged for a long period of time.
"When they gave me the call I was excited," Cariaso told The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani. "I was ready to take that. I was like ‘ye read news >>