Mighty Mouse Finishes 10th Consecutive Challenger In Absolutely Flawless Victory

The main event of UFC on Fox 24 saw flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson look to equal Anderson Silva’s UFC record for most consecutive title defenses (10) when he took on top five ranked Wilson Reis in front of a packed crowd at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Johnson (25-2-1 before this fight) won the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship with a split decision victory over Joseph Benavidez back in September 2012 and since the, has gone on to defend his belt an incredible nine times with notable victories over Henry Cejudo, John Dodson, and Joseph Benavidez in their rematch.

Mighty Mouse was originally due to fight Reis at UFC 201 last July but was unable to due to an injury. In his last fight, Johnson defeated TUF 24 winner Tim Elliott by decision after surviving an early scare in the first round when Elliot caught Johnson in a guillotine, then transitioned to a D’arce choke before Mighty Mouse was able to escape.

Even then, Elliot managed to land a quick left hand that clearly stunned the champ early on but he recovered and ground out a victory to record his ninth title defense in a row – easily his most testing in recent memory.

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Coming into this one, the man many consider to be the greatest pound-for-pound mixed martial artist of all time was desperate to equal the record of the man many others consider to be the greatest; Anderson Silva.

Standing in his way was Wilson Reis (22-6 before this fight). Going into this one, the Brazilian veteran had been on a hot streak of his own, winning three in a row and five of his last six.

Speaking before the fight, Reis explained that the postponement of their original fight meant that he was even better prepared this time around.

“I believe everything happens for a reason,” Reis told MMA Fighting. “The fight didn’t happen last year, it was canceled three weeks before, when I was super well-prepared, but I used this extra time really well. I fought twice, did two more training camps, and evolved a lot. I was ready then, and I believe I’m even better this time.”

The fight went exactly as most planned, and with a potential “GOAT” title on the line, Mighty Mouse showed some spectacular moves – at one point throwing a head kick while on Reis’ back:

During the second round, DJ turned the heat up on his opponent.

And after busting up Reis’ face in the third, he finished him off with a brutal arm bar.