Say what you will about his ability to draw pay-per-view buys – Demetrious Johnson’s fighting skills are simply off the charts.
At this past weekend’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas, Johnson earned the 11th consecutive defense of his UFC flyweight title, breaking a promotional record he shared with former middleweight champ Anderson Silva. “Mighty Mouse” did so in style, submitting Ray Borg in the fifth round with an incredible suplex-to-armbar series that will surely gain “Submission of the Year” nominations.
With the win, Johnson again moves past former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to take the No. 1 spot in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings.
Johnson wasn’t the only fighter making moves on the pound-for-pound list. Check out the updates on that chart, as well as moves across several divisions following this past weekend’s MMA action.