UFC On FOX 24: Johnson/Reis, Nelson/Volkov And The Fights Worth Watching

Entertainment Editor
04.14.17

What’s this? Why are we getting such a good card for free? This doesn’t add up? Maybe we’re a bit jaded around here, but we get a stacked card on free television from the UFC these days it’s cause for concern. What’s going to happen? Who’s going to drop out?

Thankfully, the weigh-ins have been drama-free, so we’re looking at a card that’s top-to-bottom fun, and with quite a few bouts with championship implications.

Let’s look at the best fights on the card.

Mighty Mouse Johnson vs. Wilson Reis

Mighty Mouse is attempting to tie Anderson Silva’s title defense streak, he has 11 wins in a row, and he’s still evolving, still getting better. Wilson Reis was hyped at the front end of his career, but he’s never truly lived up to what people thought he would become. He couldn’t get it going in Bellator, and he has a few losses in the UFC. He’s a good fighter, but does he have what it takes to beat one of the greatest ever? Probably not.

Reis does have slick BJJ, and there’s potential for a scary submission attempt early, but after Mighty Mouse’s thrashing of Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo and other countless dominating performances (as well as rallying back against Tim Elliott), this would be a shocking upset if he lost.

Let’s just watch the master at work as he cements his legacy further.

Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson

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