At the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Demetrious Johnson, a BJJ white belt, defended his crown at UFC on Fox 24 when he submitted BJJ black belt Wilson Reis. The reigning flyweight champion, Johnson stunned his opponent in a thrilling fight that ended with a third round submission.
Demetrious Johnson responds to the critics regarding the ratings of his title defense against Wilson Reis last Saturday at UFC on FOX 24. #TheMMAHour
Posted by MMAFighting.com – The Mixed Martial Arts News Website on Monday, April 17, 2017
It was evident from the start that Johnson had the upper hand over the Brazilian BJJ black belt Reis. Demetrious, who is the number one fighter in the world, took Reis down to the mat and submitted him with a perfect armbar. Wilson was forced to tap out for the first time in his impressive and extensive career. The win tied Johnson’s record with former champion Anderson Silva. They both hold ten consecutive title defenses. Johnson appears set to become possibly the greatest fighter of all time and says he is setting his sights on breaking the record that he shares with Silva.