Demetrious Johnson

February 28th, 2019
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release (or choose to sign elsewhere) from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Both the UFC and ONE Championship have announced some notable upcoming fights for cards in 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Gregor Gillespie vs. Yandy Medeiros, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A lightweight matchup between Gregor Gillespie and Yancy Medeiros is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which…

October 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

In a stunning move, we have arguably the first trade in MMA history, and I’ll write all about this shocker in today’s MMA odds and ends. Demetrious Johnson Traded By UFC To ONE Championship For Ben Askren In a blockbuster move that came out of nowhere, the UFC is on the verge of trading former…

April 17th, 2017
James Lynch

 UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis  UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Robert Whittaker vs. “Jacare” Souza UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson Rizin FF 5 results Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Anthony Birchak via unanimous decision Amir Aliakbari def. Geronimo dos Santos via TKO (ground-and-pound from the…

April 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Kansas City, MO for the first time in promotional history on April 15th with UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary card action starting at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on UFC Fight Pass followed by more prelims and…

December 20th, 2016
Matty

I may not be the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey, but I am a fan nonetheless. If you know her story and dedication to the sport of MMA, it is very hard not to be, especially after reading Ramona Shelburne’s article about Rousey’s return to the Octagon following a hiatus of more than a year when…

December 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Mirko Cro Cop vs. King Mo Lawal set for RIZIN openweight Grand Prix With Wanderlei Silva and Shane Carwin out of the RIZIN openweight tournament, the organization’s officials announced new matchups for the tournament, including Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović vs. Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Other quarterfinal matchups include Heath Herring vs. Amir Aliakbari and Szymon Bajor vs. Valentin…

December 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Demetrious Johnson vs. Tim Elliott full fight video highlights Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo full fight video highlights UFC Houston adds Herrig vs. Grasso and other matchups The UFC announced a number of matchups for their Fight Night card in Houston on February 1st. Felice Herrig will take on Alex Grasso in a women’s strawweight matchup, heavyweight…

December 4th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 185 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) recap the TUF 24 Finale and preview UFC Albany / UFC 206 coming up this weekend. The Big Three Four with  1) Demetrious Johnson defeats Tim Elliott. How great was that fight? 2) Anything else stand out to you on the card? 3) Quick Picks…

December 3rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

TUF 24 Finale Date: December 3, 2016 Arena: The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort City: Las Vegas, NV Flyweight title bout: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (-840) vs Tim Elliott (+660) Fight Breakdown: The main event for the TUF 24 Finale will be a flyweight title fight between defending UFC 125-pound champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson…

December 1st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 101 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on…

December 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week, The MMA Analysis tackles the TUF 24 Finale and its “mystery” main event. Lance makes one last hosting gig before he travels to Bulgaria for his experimental surgery, and Brad is the one missing from the podcast instead. You know it can never be a full house when the MMA Analysis goes down….

November 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1, the 24th iteration of The Ultimate Fighter wraps up, as the final of the tournament to determine the next challenger to Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title will be decided. That will lead right into Saturday’s TUF 24 Finale card, which will be headlined by Johnson defending his belt against that…

November 27th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 184 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) recap UFC Fight Night 101 and preview TUF 24 Finale The Big Three with Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin)  1) Robert Whittaker knocks out Derek Brunson. How big was this win for Whittaker in the division? 2) Anything else stand out to you on the card? 3) Quick Picks –…

September 12th, 2016
Matty

Count me as one of CM Punk’s biggest fans, but his bout against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on Saturday was an embarrassment to everyone involved. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just wrote about how the UFC shouldn’t promote a second CM Punk fight, and I couldn’t agree more. Punk’s real name is Phil Brooks, and that’s…

June 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Today at 5Dimes Sportsbook, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened lines for a dozen upcoming UFC bouts. The earliest of the fights is on July 7th, as heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Roy Nelson square off on the Thursday leading up to UFC 200. A pair of bouts on the UFC’s blockbuster July 9th card were opened…

May 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Michael Bisping replaces Chris Weidman against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199   UFC President Dana White today announced Wednesday on ESPN Sportscenter that Michael Bisping has stepped in on short notice to face UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. This comes after the news yesterday that Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from the main…

May 17th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson signs new eight-fight deal  UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson confirmed Monday on The MMA Hour that he has signed a new eight-fight contract with the Las Vegas based promotion. Johnson (24-2-1) is coming off a first round knockout victory over Henry Cejudo at UFC 197 last month. The 29-year old…

May 2nd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, who successfully defended his title last week (April 23, 2016) against Henry Cejudo at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pound-for-pound best fighter in the world made quick work of Cejudo and did it in dominant fashion. He explained how he…

April 26th, 2016
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   The sport of boxing is sometimes boiled down to the old adage, “to hit, and not be hit.” Athletes who can do this simple thing again and again, and at the highest levels, are the victors. And those unable to deliver and/or who take too much punishment while exchanging blows, inevitably lose…

April 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor tweets he’s back on UFC 200  Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016   However multiple sources including MMAJunkie believe that this isn’t set in stone Multiple sources…

April 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 197 co-main event between Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo. I spoke to the following fighters. Jesse Ronson – UFC Veteran / Welterweight 00:00:09 Peter Barrett – 6-0 Lightweight Fighter 00:00:25 Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight 00:00:36…

April 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2016 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time around. After 10 events…

April 22nd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Demetrious Johnson’s head coach Matt Hume as he prepares for his upcoming UFC 197 Flyweight title defense tomorrow (April 23, 2016) against Henry Cejudo at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

April 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 19: “Jones vs OSP” takes place today (Friday, April 22, 2016) from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 7:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight interim title bout between Jon Jones and…

April 22nd, 2016
Reed Kuhn

April 23rd, 2016 UFC 197 Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo By @fightnomics   Big Picture How do you measure dominance in MMA? First, it’s winning long enough to hold that rare title, becoming the best in the world for a given weight class. Then, once a title is won, you have to defend…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s been 15 months since Jon Jones stepped foot inside the Octagon. Saturday night, the wait is over. While Jones has certainly remained intriguing and entertaining outside of the cage (his interactions with Daniel Cormier being particularly amusing), there’s nothing quite like seeing the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA today — and perhaps the best…

April 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Diego Brandao arrested after allegedly striking strip club employee with gun Sherdog.com broke the news Saturday night that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested on Friday after allegedly striking a strip-club employee in the face with a gun on Thursday. Brandao (20-11)  had an altercation with a DJ at Albuquerque strip club “Knockouts” and was later denied…

April 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19  MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card’s new main event….

February 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend, there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the next few months. UFC Fight Night 86 will occur on April 10th, and features the heavyweight slugfest between former champion Junior dos Santos and the surging Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos most recently lost via second…

September 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

There was something that wasn’t quite right about UFC 191, and it wasn’t that it was a Demetrious Johnson headlined card that was doomed to fail commercially. No, the big thing wrong with UFC 191 was that former flyweight John Lineker and bantamweight slugger Francisco Rivera weren’t on the main card. Instead, TUF winner Corey…

September 6th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 121 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First one of MMA’s biggest names Stephie “Crooklyn” Haynes joins the show to talk about her career and some of the hot topics in MMA. Then Canadian featherweight Mike Malott discusses his Bellator debut at their “Dynamite” event on…

September 5th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Demetrious Johnson looked to extend his run as the UFC’s lone flyweight champion in a rematch against John Dodson on Saturday night at UFC 191. The card took place from Las Vegas and was split between pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, and UFC Fight Pass. The 11-fight card saw a main card which was worth forgetting,…

September 5th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2015 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added three new staff members to the our special picks chart this time around. After 29…

September 4th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 191: “Johnson vs Dodson 2” takes place today (Friday, September 4, 2015) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a flyweight title bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and undefeated challenger John Dodson. UFC 191 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC 191 Weigh-in Results:  Main Card: 125…

September 4th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 191 Date: September 5, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Flyweight bout: Demetrious Johnson (-550) vs John Dodson (+425) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 191 will be a rematch between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and rival John “The Magician” Dodson. The defending champ is a -550…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With the choppy UFC schedule of late, the MMA Analysis has been forced to put out some episodes with more filler than normal. However, this week your hosts are back back at what they do best, breaking down fights and making bad jokes. The targets are a plenty too, from the ever-present needling of some…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Yesterday there was plenty of news surrounding perhaps the two greatest heavyweights to ever compete in MMA. First, Combat Press published an article stating that Fedor Emelianenko had officially signed with the UFC, but the deal was yet to be made public. While that very much may be the case, Fedor’s former manager/agent/business partner Vadim…

September 2nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC 191 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is…

September 1st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Still up solidly in 2015, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 74. After losing 6.5 units for UFC Fight Night 74 two weeks ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 46.155 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

August 31st, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC 191 is a rematch between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender John Dodson. Dodson had some success early in their first fight, but Dodson dominated the later rounds and won a clear decision.   Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC, -500 favorite) Johnson has already racked up…

August 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s schedule has slowed down a bit towards the end of the summer, and UFC 191 will be the last event before things really ramp up for the big end to 2015 that the organization has planned. UFC 191 will feature the rematch between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, and the fighter who gave him…

August 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 Date: September 5, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson Since losing to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in October, 2011, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (22-2-1) has taken over the UFC’s flyweight division with relative ease. He won the UFC’s four-man flyweight tournament with wins…

July 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Ian McCall was slated to fight Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 73 but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. McCall (13-5) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 115 of The Parting Shot Podcast this Sunday to talk about his latest injury.   Injury that forced him out of Dustin Ortiz fight at UFC Fight Night 73…

July 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC made it official during the telecast for UFC Fight Night 71, announcing UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson 2 as the main event of UFC 191. The card takes place September 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and airs live on pay-per-view. Also announced was a light…

April 27th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 102 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Adam (@MMAdamMartin) and I (@LynchOnSports) have a replay of our live edition of the podcast on Monday night where we recapped all the action from UFC 186 Saturday night in Montreal.   The Big Three Four  1) Jon Jones is a suspect in a hit and run case….

April 27th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 186. Surprises John Makdessi – John Makdessi did not get much respect from the betting public against Shane Campbell,…

April 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC 186 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Demetrious Johnson wins in round 5 (+1575) In the main event of the…

April 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment of the column, we will look back at UFC 186. The first fight of the night saw Canadian Randa…

April 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw Montreal’s Bell Centre play host to UFC 186. What wasn’t the most enthralling card heading into the event turned out to be rather entertaining for those who tuned as, as four of the five main card fights featured excitement in one way or another. Other than being a good evening for viewers,…