Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1) is set to defend his flyweight championship John Dodson (17-6) this Saturday night at UFC 191. Johnson knows that fighting Dodson wouldn’t be a one time deal and now claims that it won’t even be a two-time deal. Johnson believes that Dodson and he will be in the sport for a long time, therefore, they will meet at least one more time following UFC 191.
“I plan on being in the sport for a long time, and I believe John Dodson will be in the sport for a long time as well,” Johnson said during a recent UFC media call. “So I think our paths will cross again just like I believe my path will cross again with Joseph Benavidez, whether I win this fight or not. We’re the top fighters in the world and we keep beating all the people who are below us, so I think our paths will cross again regardless of who is champ or not.”
By looking at Johnson’s title defenses, Dodson is the only guy that has given him problems. Knowing that going into UFC 191, Johnson reflected on their previous fought to help him going into UFC 191.
“Yeah, definitely,” he said. “When we first fought I got in trouble at the beginning of the fight and then I had to make a little adjustment and then finally wait until I got my hands on him. Then other than that, in the standup department, absolutely.”
Johnson is currently on an eight-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s finished four of them, three by submission and one by knockouts. He beat John Moraga at UFC on FOX 8 by fifth-round armbar then knocked out Joseph Benavidez at UFC on FOX 9 by first-round knockout. He went the distances with Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174, which he won by unanimous decision. He finished his next two bouts by submission with a win over Chris Cariaso at UFC 178 in the second-round and then beat Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186 by fifth-round armbar.
If he can win at UFC 191, Johnson will defend his championship successfully for a seventh time.
UFC 191 takes place this Saturday night (September 5, 2015) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.