10 UFC Fights That Absolutely Must Happen In 2018

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Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw

If Dana White had his way, then this mouth-watering match-up would already have taken place in 2017, but long-time flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson turned down the opportunity to fight bantamweight star TJ Dillashaw and opted for a lower-key fight with Ray Borg instead.

In hindsight that’s actually worked out in the UFC’s favor as heading into 2018, there’s now even more interest in their potential super fight given that Dillashaw recently reclaimed the bantamweight title, which would make a showdown with Johnson a champion vs. champion affair.

Johnson has also now achieved his goal of racking up the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history (11), so there’s really no excuse not to accept the fight with Dillashaw, who is willing to drop down to 125lbs to make it happen.

‘Mighty Mouse’ is already officially ranked as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, but having increasingly been forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find new challengers in his division, this is the fight he needs to silence any remaining doubters, as well as being his best chance of finally becoming a draw on pay-per-view.