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Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis, Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith set for UFC 216

The UFC has added two new bouts to its UFC 216 fight card.

A high-profile flyweight bout between former title challengers Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis, and a women’s bantamweight fight between Sarah Moras and Ashlee Evans-Smith has been scheduled for the Canadian card, which to go down on Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The news was first reported by TSN on Wednesday, and was later confirmed by the UFC.

Cejudo will be attempting to break a two-fight skid that includes a loss to the champion Demetrious Johnson and most recently a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez. The 30-year-old Olympic wrestler is currently 10-2 in his MMA career, and finds himself ranked second at flyweight. Meanwhile, Reis, who’s ranked fourth, is coming off a submission loss Johnson in April. Prior to that, the Brazilian was on a three-fight win streak.

In the women’s bantamweight bout, Canada’s Sarah Moras will be returning to the Octagon after being more than two years away from competition. Moras’ last fight was a loss to now-strawweight Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 71 back in July 2015. Her opponent Evans-Smith will also be attempting to come back from a loss as she dropped a decision to Ketlen Vieira in April.

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Former Flyweight Title Challengers Henry Cejudo, Wilson Reis to Clash at UFC 216

Henry Cejudo will square off against Wilson Reis in a battle of former flyweight No. 1 contenders at UFC 216.
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Wilson Reis campaigns for UFC 214 fight with Ray Borg

Wilson Reis wants a quick turnaround.

Disappointed with his submission loss to UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX 24 in April, Reis is campaigning for a spot at UFC 214 on July 29.

“I’m already training twice a day to stay in shape and stay active,” Reis told MMA Fighting. “I’ll go back to the United States later this month, so I’d have enough time for a full camp there. I’d really love to fight close to home on July 29.”

Reis had two opponents in mind: Tim Elliot, who defeated Louis Smolka on the same night he faced “Mighty Mouse”, is no longer available, as he replaced injured Joseph Benavidez against Ben Nguyen. His second option is Ray Borg, who recently beat Jussier Formiga in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The Brazilian flyweight is not the type of fighter that calls people out, and explains why he’s suggesting a fight with Borg.

“I’d like to fight him because of his position in the rankings,” said the 32-year-old Brazilian. “He’s coming off good wins, and a win over him would put me in a good position.”

Reis has two fights left in his current contract with the UFC, and doesn’t want to waste any time wondering what he has to do in order to guarantee another shot at the flyweight championship.

“I don’t want to worry about a title shot now,” Reis said. “I wanted it, I got it, but didn’t win the belt. Obviously, winning two or three fights can get me up there again, but I won’t worry about it now. I want to evolve and get good wins.”

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UFC on FOX 24 Results: Demetrious Johnson Devours Wilson Reis, Spits Out Bones

As champions go, there are none more dominant than Demetrious Johnson. Sadly, the flyweight has sparked zero interest with fans – some fighters have it, some don’t – so we as MMA fans must be consigned to the fact that we have a dominant UFC champ destroying challengers and no one in the real world […]

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UFC on Fox 24: Wilson Reis Is In For The Fight Of HIs Life Against Demetrious Johnson


The main event of UFC on Fox 24 pits Wilson Reis against the “God of Fighting” Demetrious Johnson. It’s a match up that Reis fought hard to earn, but that makes it no less easier by any stretch of the imagination. Demetrious Johnson is tough. Not just the “he takes a good shot” kind of tough, but made of different stuff as far as competition goes. Johnson hopes to crush his opponents by taking their strengths and making them null and void. So while Wilson Reis has certainly earned his spot opposite the champion, he has an uphill battle ahead of him.

As far as performances go, Wilson Reis hasn’t looked like the ultimate world beater. He has good fundamentals as far as his striking goes, but where he really shines is the wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu department. Reis is a ground fighter through and through who uses a variety of different takedowns to get the job done. That said, if he hopes to pick up a victory here then he can’t rely solely on his grappling. In fact, as dangerous as it may sound, Reis should perhaps take a strike first, wrestle second approach to this fight.

Johnson is expecting the takedown in this fight, so using an alternative game plan will be key. But it’s not simply the execution of the strategy that should be considered. Reis’ mindset should be focused on fighting anywhere the fight takes him. If he relies too much on his wrestling and grappling, Johnson will chew him up. Playing the outside game with long range weapons is an ideal strategy to force Johnson to push forward. It’s during these moments that Reis can take advantage and score a reactive takedown. Firing off jabs and front kicks will keep Johnson at bay and when the champ does choose to rattle off combinations, that’s when Reis should look to level change. The gas tank of Reis will be tested in this one, so he’ll have to be smart with his energy systems.

The champion has a far more interesting case on his hands. For Demetrious Johnson, having a multitude of skills to choose from makes his strategy as complex as it is simple. Johnson has so many tools to choose from it’s a matter of being patient and seeing what threat Reis presents. Johnson can choose to be aggressive counter puncher if Reis is passive, hit reactive takedowns if his opponent is overly aggressive. He can box if Reis is looking to shoot in, kickbox if the challenger chooses to box.

For Johnson the sky’s the limit. Preferably the aggressive counter striking approach will likely work best. Touching Reis with jabs, forcing the challenger to shoot in, stuffing the takedown and countering immediately with power punches. As most other ‘Mighty Mouse’ fights, this is Johnson’s match to lose.

It’s a up hill battle for Wilson Reis. Can he get the job done against Demetrious Johnson?


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

 

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UFC on FOX 24 Results: Demetrious Johnson Devours Wilson Reis, Spits Out Bones

As champions go, there are none more dominant than Demetrious Johnson. Sadly, the flyweight has sparked zero interest with fans – some fighters have it, some don’t – so we as MMA fans must be consigned to the fact that we have a dominant UFC champ destroying challengers and no one in the real world […]

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Johnson vs. Reis draws lowest overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history

The lure of Demetrious Johnson going for a record-tying 10th title defense, and with Michelle Waterson as support, didn’t sound like a bad attraction. However, the 1.74 million viewers watching based on the overnight ratings was the lowest of any UFC prime time event on FOX to date.

Demetrious Johnson’s performance on Saturday night against Wilson Reis led to a lot of talk about whether he, and not Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Fedor Emelianenko or Georges St-Pierre, is the greatest fighter in the sport’s history.

While Johnson has made things look easy during his long run as the only flyweight champion in UFC history, his drawing power has always fallen into question. Johnson has not pulled good numbers on pay-per-view, but has always done at least decent numbers when defending his flyweight title in the main event on FOX.

But his going for a record-tying 10th title defense didn’t help him Saturday night, not even with solid undercard backing. Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City did the lowest overnight rating in the history of the UFC on FOX series.

The 25th installment of the show did 1.74 million viewers on the overnight ratings, and a 0.6 in the 18-49 demo. It was down 18 percent from last year’s April FOX special, that did 2.13 million viewers in the overnight ratings and 0.8 in the key demo, headlined by Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans. Two years ago, the April event, headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. Lyoto Machida did 2.43 million viewers in the overnight ratings and 0.9 in the 18-49 demo.

It should be noted that this number, like almost every overnight rating number, will increase as the overnights measure the 8-10 p.m. time slot on FOX in the Eastern Time zone, the 7-9 p.m. slot in the Central Time zone, the 6-8 p.m. slot in the Mountain Time zone, but the 8-10 p.m. slot in the Pacific Time zone.

That means on the West Coast it is measuring whatever the local affiliates put in that time slot because the UFC aired live at 5 p.m. In addition, most of the Johnson vs. Reis main event, which would be expected to be the highest rated portion of the show, aired after 10 p.m. Eastern, meaning it wasn’t figured in.

FOX had the least viewers of the four major networks on Saturday. However, in the 18-49 demo, the 0.6 tied the NHL playoff game with the Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks for second place behind ABC’s airing of the movie, The Ten Commandments, which led everything last night with an 0.8 in the demo and 5.18 million viewers.

Johnson has headlined main FOX cards three times.

On January 26, 2013, his title defense against John Dodson did 3.77 million viewers on the overnights, but was likely boosted by Rampage Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira as Jackson was still one of the company’s best known stars at the time.

On July 27, 2013, his title defense against John Moraga did 2.04 million viewers on the overnights.

On December 14, 2013, his title defense against Joseph Benavidez drew 2.41 million viewers on the overnights.

The number is also disappointing since Michelle Waterson, who faced Rose Namajunas in the co-feature, was coming off a main event win over Paige VanZant, which was one of the best drawing FOX shows in recent years, doing 2.69 million viewers on the overnights.

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UFC on Fox 24: Wilson Reis Is In For The Fight Of HIs Life Against Demetrious Johnson


The main event of UFC on Fox 24 pits Wilson Reis against the “God of Fighting” Demetrious Johnson. It’s a match up that Reis fought hard to earn, but that makes it no less easier by any stretch of the imagination. Demetrious Johnson is tough. Not just the “he takes a good shot” kind of tough, but made of different stuff as far as competition goes. Johnson hopes to crush his opponents by taking their strengths and making them null and void. So while Wilson Reis has certainly earned his spot opposite the champion, he has an uphill battle ahead of him.

As far as performances go, Wilson Reis hasn’t looked like the ultimate world beater. He has good fundamentals as far as his striking goes, but where he really shines is the wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu department. Reis is a ground fighter through and through who uses a variety of different takedowns to get the job done. That said, if he hopes to pick up a victory here then he can’t rely solely on his grappling. In fact, as dangerous as it may sound, Reis should perhaps take a strike first, wrestle second approach to this fight.

Johnson is expecting the takedown in this fight, so using an alternative game plan will be key. But it’s not simply the execution of the strategy that should be considered. Reis’ mindset should be focused on fighting anywhere the fight takes him. If he relies too much on his wrestling and grappling, Johnson will chew him up. Playing the outside game with long range weapons is an ideal strategy to force Johnson to push forward. It’s during these moments that Reis can take advantage and score a reactive takedown. Firing off jabs and front kicks will keep Johnson at bay and when the champ does choose to rattle off combinations, that’s when Reis should look to level change. The gas tank of Reis will be tested in this one, so he’ll have to be smart with his energy systems.

The champion has a far more interesting case on his hands. For Demetrious Johnson, having a multitude of skills to choose from makes his strategy as complex as it is simple. Johnson has so many tools to choose from it’s a matter of being patient and seeing what threat Reis presents. Johnson can choose to be aggressive counter puncher if Reis is passive, hit reactive takedowns if his opponent is overly aggressive. He can box if Reis is looking to shoot in, kickbox if the challenger chooses to box.

For Johnson the sky’s the limit. Preferably the aggressive counter striking approach will likely work best. Touching Reis with jabs, forcing the challenger to shoot in, stuffing the takedown and countering immediately with power punches. As most other ‘Mighty Mouse’ fights, this is Johnson’s match to lose.

It’s a up hill battle for Wilson Reis. Can he get the job done against Demetrious Johnson?


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

 

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Demetrious Johnson Armbars Wilson Reis, Ties Anderson Silva’s UFC Title Defense Record

Demetrious Johnson submits Wilson Reis in the third round of the UFC on Fox 24 main event to retain the flyweight championship.
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UFC on Fox 24 ‘Johnson vs. Reis’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC on Fox 24 “Johnson vs. Reis” kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. ET from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
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