Demetrious
Johnson
21-2-1( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Flyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 21-2-1
Summary: Speed, conditioning & technique

Fighter Info

Nickname: Mighty Mouse
From: Madisonville, KY USA
Fights Out Of: Parkland, WA USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 3" ( 160 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1699
53% Successful
901
Types of Successful Strikes
0
901
53% Standing
37% Clinch
480
332
89
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
117
56% Successful
65
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
39
2
Takedown Defense
66
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Demetrious Johnson
Sep 5, 2015
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Demetrious Johnson
Apr 25, 2015
66
31
14
1
1
0
6
0
R5 Submission
Performance of the Night
Demetrious Johnson
Sep 27, 2014
27
6
1
0
2
0
4
0
R2 Submission
Demetrious Johnson
Jun 14, 2014
133
36
0
2
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Demetrious Johnson
Dec 14, 2013
7
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Demetrious Johnson
Jul 27, 2013
67
32
12
1
3
0
13
0
R5 Submission
Submission of the Night
Demetrious Johnson
Jan 26, 2013
127
57
5
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Demetrious Johnson
Sep 22, 2012
44
77
0
5
2
0
3
2
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Demetrious Johnson
Jun 8, 2012
90
57
2
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
DRAW
Demetrious Johnson
Mar 2, 2012
75
61
0
4
0
0
0
6
R3 Decision - Majority
Fight of the Night
Demetrious Johnson
Oct 1, 2011
60
63
10
1
1
0
8
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demetrious Johnson
May 28, 2011
10
13
0
5
3
0
5
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demetrious Johnson
Feb 5, 2011
16
38
0
10
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demetrious Johnson
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
46
8
4
0
0
0
3
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Demetrious Johnson
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
25
47
10
2
0
0
11
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

He might be small in stature, but Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson stands tall among UFC champions.

Johnson is the UFC’s first and only flyweight titlist, having won the belt in September 2012 and defended it six times -- a stretch that includes three wins by submission and one by knockout.

In a career that began in 2007, Johnson is regarded as arguably the quickest and most technically skilled fighter in MMA, a big reason he’s ranked as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC.

Mighty Mouse has scored victories over some of the division’s toughest challengers, including Joseph Benavidez (twice), John Dodson and John Moraga. His submission win over Kyoji Horiguchi of Japan at UFC 186 came with one second left in the five-round bout, marking the latest finish in UFC history.

Johnson’s fast hands and footwork helped him rise up the UFC ranks after a successful stint in World Extreme Cagefighting as a bantamweight. He joined the UFC after it absorbed WEC and promptly won bouts against Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Miguel Angel Torres in 2011.


Thoughts on opponent, John Dodson? He is a great opponent and a great athlete.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training to fight in October of 2005. I was watching the first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and I liked how they were in shape. I always liked to be healthy, so the training regime intrigued me. Reese Andy was the one who influenced me to sign up with AMC and then it's just taken off from there.


What ranks and titles have you held? UFC flyweight champion. In my amateur circuit I held 4 different titles. Genesis MMA & Genesis Muay Thai, Rumble on the Ridge, Ax Fighting Championship


Do you have any heroes? Batman, because I grew up watching him and always wanted to be like him.
What is your favorite technique? My footwork.


What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. I can’t wait to fight for the UFC and I can’t wait to show the UFC that I belong here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to Pierce Community College and didn't finish my associates degree because I was at a turning point. It was either to stay in school and get my AA or continue training harder and try to make a career with fighting. I made the decision to pursue my dream as a fighter and here I am today.


What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a warehouse in downtown Tacoma that's a recycling tube plant.

A loss to Dominick Cruz later that year ended a four-fight win streak, but Johnson was then chosen to take part in a four-man tournament to crown the UFC’s first flyweight champ.

The 125-pound weight class clearly suited the 5-foot-3 Johnson much better than bantamweight. He showed it, too, although not without enduring some controversy. In his first match, he appeared to score a majority decision win over Ian McCall, but it was determined afterward that a scoring error had taken place and the result was a majority draw.

Johnson met McCall again and this time won by unanimous decision, setting up a final against Benavidez at UFC 152. Johnson won by split decision to claim the historic first-ever flyweight title, and if there was any dispute over his win, he dismissed it with a first-round KO of Benavidez in December 2013.

Mighty Mouse is undeniably the king of the flyweights.

• On nine fight unbeaten streak (8-0-1); has won eight straight

• First flyweight champion in UFC history
 
• 2-1 in the WEC with wins over Damacio Page and Nick Pace and a close decision loss to Brad Pickett
 
• Multi-sport athlete in high school
 
• Nine wins by submission (kimura, 3 armbar, Americana, guillotine, 3 RNC), four by knockout
 
• Has made six successful title defenses

Career

Key Opponents

Miguel Angel Torres
Miguel Angel Torres
39-5-0
( W-L-D )
Norifumi Yamamoto
Norifumi Yamamoto
18-6-0, 2NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Norifumi Yamamoto UFC® 126 SILVA vs BELFORT

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