UFC flyweight champion and third ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson collides with rival and top contender John Dodson in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 191 on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The co-main event features a showdown between former heavyweight champions and top ten contenders Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir.
This rematch features a unique matchup of highly skilled mixed martial artists. In their first fight Demetrious Johnson walked away with a unanimous decision victory.
Johnson known as “Mighty Mouse” is the only fighter in the UFC with over 10 takedowns in three different fights. His take down accuracy of 50.7% is the third highest in the flyweight division.
John Dodson may have the skills to counter the offensive prowess of Johnson. The top contender Dodson has the second highest takedown defense in flyweight history. Can he be elusive while providing the offense needed to earn a UFC title?
Here is a breakdown by the numbers of Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.
Second Longest active title defense streak
Demetrious Johnson has been a dominant force as the UFC Flyweight Champion. His eight wins in the division are the most ever. Johnson has defended the world title six times tying the face of MMA and women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for the second longest active title defense win streak.
Highest Striking Accuracy in Flyweight History
Demetrious Johnson’s 669 significant strikes landed are the most in the history of the flyweight division and his 56.3% striking accuracy is also the highest in the division. In the clinch he excels in the statistics category. His 291 significant clinch strikes landed are the most in the history of the UFC.
Highest Knockdown rate in Flyweight History
John Dodson can punch. Dodson earns a knockdown against his opponents 1.3 times per 15 minutes of fighting. That is the highest rate in flyweight history. He also scored a knockdown of Demetrious Johnson in the second round of their boat at UFC on Fox 6.
Second longest active win streak in Flyweight Division
Dodson has earned three ko/tko victories in the flyweight division, tied for 2nd most in the division’s history. His five wins overall as a flyweight are tied for fourth most, and his current 3-fight win streak is tied for second longest activity winning streak in the division.