UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis (also known as UFC on Fox 24) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on April 15, 2017, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
|UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 15, 2017|
|City||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Total gate||$1,081,193 |
A UFC Flyweight Championship match between current champion Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis headlined this event. The pairing was originally booked for UFC 201, but Johnson pulled out due to an undisclosed injury and the bout was scrapped.
UFC officials were initially targeting a featherweight bout between former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão and Doo Ho Choi to serve as the event headliner. However, as the announcement of the pairing began to circulate, Choi declined the bout, and as a result, Barao was rescheduled against a different opponent at another event.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|Flyweight||Demetrious Johnson (c)||def.||Wilson Reis||Submission (armbar)||3||4:49||[a]|
|Women's Strawweight||Rose Namajunas||def.||Michelle Waterson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||2:47|
|Middleweight||Robert Whittaker||def.||Ronaldo Souza||TKO (head kick and punches)||2||3:28|
|Featherweight||Renato Moicano||def.||Jeremy Stephens||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox)|
|Heavyweight||Alexander Volkov||def.||Roy Nelson||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Tom Duquesnoy||def.||Patrick Williams||TKO (elbow and punch)||2||0:28|
|Lightweight||Rashid Magomedov||def.||Bobby Green||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Tim Elliott||def.||Louis Smolka||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling||def.||Augusto Mendes||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Devin Clark||def.||Jake Collier||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Anthony Smith||def.||Andrew Sanchez||KO (head kick and punches)||3||3:52|
|Welterweight||Zak Cummings||def.||Nathan Coy||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||1||4:21|
|Women's Bantamweight||Ketlen Vieira||def.||Ashlee Evans-Smith||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
- For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka
- Performance of the Night: Demetrious Johnson and Robert Whittaker
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- Guilherme Cruz (2017-03-04). "Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, 'Jacare' Souza vs. Robert Whittaker set for UFC on FOX 24". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
- Guilherme Cruz (2016-07-08). "Demetrious Johnson injured, out of UFC 201 title fight with Wilson Reis". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
- Dale Jordan (2017-02-12). "Renan Barao vs. Doo Ho Choi headlines UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City, Missouri". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- Jim Edwards (2017-02-12). "Why Doo Ho Choi versus Renan Barao isn't happening". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
- Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 bonuses: History maker Demetrious Johnson among the night's winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
- Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 results: Demetrious Johnson submits Wilson Reis, ties Anderson Silva's record". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.