Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin and pound-for-pound ruler Demetrious Johnson will make his return to the Octagon at UFC on FOX 24 later tonight (Sat., April 15, 2017) from inside Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, when he puts his belt on the line opposite top contender Wilson Reis.
Johnson was scheduled to meet Reis back at UFC 201 last July, but had to pull out of the fight due to injury. As a result, the Brazilian was forced to take out Hector Sandoval and Ulka Sasaki over the past few months as “Mighty Mouse” defended his title opposite Tim Elliott at TUF 24 Finale. If Johnson is able to get past the world-class grappling of Reis, he will earn his 10th-straight UFC title defense and tie Anderson Silva’s promotional record.
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