Reis Not TUF 24 Winner Getting Next Shot at Johnson


Demetrious Johnson (24-2) will look to get one more title defense in, before TUF 24 filming even starts .

July 30th the co-main event of UFC 201 will see Wilson Reis (20-6) challenging “Mighty Mouse” for the UFC Flyweight title.

TUF 24 is expected to start filming in August and airing on TV in the fall, with the winner receiving a Flyweight title shot.

Johnson has successfully defended the UFC 125 championship 8 times, with 5 of the wins coming by stoppage, including destroying Henry Cejudo with knees in the clinch, in under 3 minutes at UFC 197.

Reis has won 3 of 4 since dropping to Flyweight, with decision wins over Joby Sanchez and Dustin Oritz, plus submitted Scott Jorgensen.

In a thin division, Reis is the only guy in the top 10 coming off a win, who hasn’t fought the champ. Reis is very experienced in BJJ, and has solid wrestling and Boxing. Johnson should have a big advantage in the clinch and with elbows, knees an kicks.

UFC 201 will be July 30 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia; and is headlined by Tyron Woodley challenging Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight World title.

Champ Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis
Siyar Bahadurzada vs Claudio Silva
Damien Brown vs Ceasar Arzamendia

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