On Saturday, April 15, the UFC made its long awaited debut in Kansas City for UFC on Fox 24: Johnson vs. Reis.
The event was headlined by the sport’s current pound-for-pound king, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The flyweight champion looked to cement his place in the sport’s history with his 10th consecutive title defense when he battled Brazilian Wilson Reis. Johnson has not tasted defeat since the promotion opened the 125-pound division in 2012, most recently defeating Tim Elliott in December. Reis was originally scheduled to face Johnson at UFC 201, but the bout fell through due to injury. The 32-year-old had won three straight and five of his last six inside the Octagon.
Also on the main card, former strawweight title challenger Rose Namajunas met former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday, April 15, from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Five fights streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET, with four additional prelims airing live on Fox at 6 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Johnson and Reis comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Carneiro
Patrick Williams vs. Tom Duquesnoy
Bobby Green vs. Rashid Magomedov
Louis Smolka vs. Tim Elliott
Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez
Aljamain Sterling vs. Augusto Mendes
Zak Cummings vs. Nathan Coy
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Ketlen Vieira