UFC on FOX 24 Results
"The King of the flies" is the new moniker flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has earned and that he did at UFC on Fox 24. He now ties Anderson Silva with the most UFC title defenses in the promotion's history with his win over number three ranked Wilson Reis.
What is next for the flyweight champion?
He has pretty much cleared out his division and he can either continue his dominance or test himself at bantamweight. Dana White saw his performance and considers him the pound-for-pound best champion in the promotion. He thinks he should maintain dominance at 125 pounds and "smash" the title defense record held by Johnson and Silva.
Also, in the co-main event Rose "Thug" Namajunas shut down another fighter who was being hyped by the promotion in her win over Michelle Waterson. Waterson, a former Invicta FC atom weight champion was a legitimate threat and definitely a title contender but Namajunas was not going to allow a loss to stop her growth in the strawweight division.
It was obvious Namajunas did her homework on Waterson as she worked midrange fighting and clinched to shut down the striking of "The Karate Hottie". She did not finish the bout unscathed as Namajunas commented on the striking power of Waterson and said she was still a bit shaken from the blows that landed in the post-fight interview. It was Namajunas' grappling that would give her the edge in their fight.
Even when Waterson landed a hip-throw on Namajunas she capitalized on it and used the position to take Waterson's back. It was in the second round Namajunas knew Waterson was susceptible to a submission via rear-naked choke. The winner of this fight is said to face the winner of current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade.
The strawweight division is really strong in the UFC and seems to have the best forthcoming match-ups. What do you think?
UFC on FOX 24 Results:
Demetrious Johnson def. Wilson Reis via submission at 4:49 of R3
Rose Namajunas def. Michelle Waterson via submission at 2:47 of R2
Robert Whittaker def. Ronaldo Souza via TKO at 3:28 of R2
Renato Moicano def. Jeremy Stephens via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alexander Volkov def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tom Duquesnoy def. Patrick Williams via TKO at :28 of R2
Rashid Magomedov def. Bobby Green via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tim Elliott def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30-27)
Aljamain Sterling def. Augusto Mendes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Devin Clark def. Jake Collier via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Anthony Smith def. Andrew Sanchez via KO at 3:52 of R3
Zak Cummins def. Nathan Coy via submission at 4:21 of R1
Ketlen Vieira def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)