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Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson

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  • Given Name: Demetrious Khrisna Johnson
  • MMA Record: 24-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mighty Mouse
  • Current Streak: 10 Wins
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1986.08.13
  • Last Fight: April 23, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: AMC Pankration
  • Height: 5'3" (161cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,210,000 USD
  • Born: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Kirkland, Washington
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Demetrious Johnson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Wilson Reis UFC 201 2016.07.30
Reason: Johnson Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:49 Round 1 of 5

Us Henry Cejudo
23-2-1 10-0-0

Us UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125

2016.04.23
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $245,000 ($135K Base, $60K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 197 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us John Dodson
22-2-1 17-6-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: -620 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $191,000 ($133K Base, $58K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 124.5 lbs (56.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:59 Round 5 of 5, 24:59 Total

Jp Kyoji Horiguchi
21-2-1 15-1-0

Ca UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.04.25
Odds: -900 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 124.5 lbs (56.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 186 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:29 Round 2 of 5, 7:29 Total

Us Chris Cariaso
20-2-1 17-5-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: -1600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $183,000 ($129K Base, $54K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 124.5 lbs (56.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: T.I. - Go Get It
Cancelled Bout Chris Cariaso UFC 177 2014.08.30
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ru Ali Bagautinov
19-2-1 14-3-0

Ca UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.06.14
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:08 Round 1 of 5

Us Joseph Benavidez
18-2-1 19-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.12.14
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $300,000 ($125K Base, $125K Bonus, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC on FOX 9 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Joseph Benavidez TUF 18 Finale 2013.11.30
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:43 Round 5 of 5, 23:43 Total

Us John Moraga
17-2-1 13-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: -485 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $108,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus, $50K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 124.5 lbs (56.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#19 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
#18 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC on FOX 8 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout John Moraga TUF 17 Finale 2013.04.13
Reason: Johnson Torn Labrum
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us John Dodson
16-2-1 14-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC on FOX 6 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Joseph Benavidez
15-2-1 16-2-0

Ca UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2012.09.22
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#6 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#45 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ian McCall
14-2-1 11-2-1

Us UFC on FX 3: Johnson vs. McCall
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 125 lbs

2012.06.08
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
#2 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Draw | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ian McCall
14-2-0 11-2-0

Au UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 125 lbs

2012.03.02
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 125.5 lbs (56.9 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#1 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC on FX 2 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Eddie Wineland UFC on FOX 2 2012.01.28
Reason: Johnson Rescheduled
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Dominick Cruz
14-1-0 18-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2011.10.01
Odds: +415 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#13 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Renan Barão UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Johnson Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Miguel Torres
13-1-0 39-3-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#21 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Norifumi Yamamoto
12-1-0 18-3-0

Us UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.02.05
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 3 of 3, 12:27 Total

Us Damacio Page
11-1-0 15-4-0

Us WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.11.11
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Clint Godfrey WEC 51 2010.09.30
Reason: Godfrey Staph Infection
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nick Pace
10-1-0 5-0-0

Us WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.09.30
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Eric Heinz
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Brad Pickett
10-0-0 18-4-0

Us WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.04.24
Odds: -151 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#10 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Us Jesse Brock

Us Alaska Fighting Championship

2010.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Frankie Mendez

Us King of the Cage

2009.08.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Louis Contreras

Us Genesis Fights

2009.06.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Forrest Seabourn

Us Genesis Fights

2008.12.06
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Jose Garza

Us Ax Fighting

2008.08.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Louis Contreras

Us USA MMA

2008.03.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Eric Alvarez

Us Ax Fighting

2008.03.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jeff Bourgeois

Us Ax Fighting

2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Pedro Mercado

Us King of the Cage

2007.07.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Brandon Fieds

Us Ax Fighting

2007.04.28

Demetrious Johnson Wiki Update Wiki

Johnson grew up in Parkland, Washington where he attended Washington High School and was a stand out athlete in track, wrestling and baseball. In wrestling, he would go on to place 3rd and 2nd in state his junior and senior year. Johnson also played baseball at a high level with a Select Travel team, Haskey Hurricane Baseball Club, the team would go on to place 9th in the nation at the AAU World Series and 3rd in the nation at the USSSA World Series. Johnson began his career in 2007 and won his professional debut via first round KO. Johnson then appeared on multiple local shows and won his next 8 fights, including four in a row by submission. Johnson fought at the Alaska Fighting Championships in Anchorage and won via head kick KO, which earned him a deal with the WEC.


Johnson faced Joseph Benavidez in the finals of the UFC Flyweight Tournament on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Johnson would make history in a closely contested fight with nonstop action fought at a frenetic pace by defeating Benavidez via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to become the inaugural UFC Flyweight Champion. Johnson would defend his belt for the first time against TUF 14 winner John Dodson winning by a Unanimous Decision. He was set to defend the title for a second time against John Moraga at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, but an injury required that Johnson pull out of the fight. The bout was then rescheduled to headline the UFC on Fox 8 card on July 27, 2013. Johnson would defend his title for the second time and pick up his first finish as he submitted Moraga in the 5th round. The armbar finish would also earn Mighty Mouse Submission of the Night honors.


Mighty Mouse would continue his title run defending his title against Joseph Benavidez in a rematch. This time however Johnson would not leave it to the judges finishing Benavidez in the first round by TKO also earning the Knockout of the Night. He would successfully defend his title again at UFC 174 winning a decision over Ali Bagautinov.

Last updated 06.24.2014, 11:30 AM ET
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