On Saturday, April 15, the UFC will make its long awaited debut in Kansas City for UFC on Fox 24: Johnson vs. Reis.
The event will be headlined by the sport’s current pound-for-pound king, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The flyweight champion will look to cement his place in the sport’s history with his 10th consecutive title defense when he battles 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 has won three straight and five of his last six inside the Octagon.
Also on the main card, former strawweight title challenger Rose Namajunas meets former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. The winner may be the next to compete for the 115-pound belt.
The 13-fight event kicks off Saturday, April 15, from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Five fights will stream 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 airs at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.
The fighters will hit the scales at on Friday, April 14. For the full results, click here.
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