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"Mighty Mouse"

20-2-1

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson

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  • Given Name: Demetrious Khrisna Johnson
  • Professional MMA Record: 20-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mighty Mouse
  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1986.08.13
  • Last Fight: June 14, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: AMC Pankration
  • Height: 5'3" (161cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $541,000 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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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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Demetrious Johnson Flyweight Ranking History

Demetrious Johnson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Chris Cariaso
UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125
2014.08.30
Odds: -1400 Huge Favorite
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Ali Bagautinov
Ref: Jerin Valel
UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Main Event | Title Defense | Flyweight | 125 lbs
2014.06.14
Odds: -700 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:08 Round 1 of 5
Joseph Benavidez
Ref: John McCarthy
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
#13 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
John Moraga
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#15 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
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
John Dodson
Ref: John McCarthy
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
#8 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
Joseph Benavidez
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#7 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ian McCall
Ref: Troy Waugh
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
#2 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Draw | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ian McCall
Ref: Leon Roberts
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
#6 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
Dominick Cruz
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
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
#15 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Miguel Torres
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
#19 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Renan Barao UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Johnson Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Norifumi Yamamoto
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
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
Win | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 3 of 3, 12:27 Total
Damacio Page
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nick Pace
Ref: Eric Heinz
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2010.09.30
Odds: -110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Clint Godfrey WEC 51 2010.09.30
Reason: Godfrey Staph Infection
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Brad Pickett
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#10 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Kick Jesse Brock Alaska Fighting Championship 2010.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke Frankie Mendez King of the Cage 2009.08.15
Win | Submission | Choke Louis Contreras Genesis Fights 2009.06.27
Win | Submission | Choke Forrest Seabourn Genesis Fights 2008.12.06
Win | Submission | Armlock Jose Garza Ax Fighting 2008.08.16
Win | Submission | Armlock Louis Contreras USA MMA 2008.03.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Eric Alvarez Ax Fighting 2008.03.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous Jeff Bourgeois Ax Fighting 2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Pedro Mercado King of the Cage 2007.07.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Brandon Fieds Ax Fighting 2007.04.28

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