Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report

Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report

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Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report

demetrious johnson scouting report

Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report


5’3″ 125 lbs (Flyweight)
66″ reach, Orthodox
August 13, 1986


26-2-1 (UFC: 14-1-1)

Current Streak

12 straight wins


White belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

UFC Flyweight Champion: 2012 – present (ten successful title defenses)



– perhaps the fastest fighter in the sport
– very strong wrestler
– always moving in the cage
– solid submission skills
– pushes the pace in his fights
– great gas tank – best in the game
– great at passing guard
– spent most of his career beating much larger opponents
– very good strikes landed to strikes absorbed ratio
– very experienced
– very good athlete
– extremely tough – finished a fight despite breaking his leg
– has never been finished in his career
– solid chin
– extremely technically solid
– accurate striker
– new-found knockout power
– controls the cage
– totally neutralizes his opponent’s strengths with his speed, footwork, cardio
– seems to be getting better with each fight


– not much knockout power
– can be a “points fighter”
– poor takedown defense
often doesn’t looks for the finish when on the ground



Mighty Mouse has excelled throughout his career despite fighting at a weight class above his natural one.  Now that the UFC has a flyweight division, look out world – he’s untouchable.


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