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TUF 17 Finale: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga for Flyweight title

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John Moraga will be the next UFC Flyweight title challenger against champ Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13. The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news this morning. Johnson most recently defended his belt against John Dodson at UFC on Fox 6.

The 13-1 Moraga is 2-0 in the UFC with wins over Chris Cariaso at UFC 155 and Ulysses Gomez at UFC on Fox 4.

Johnson is 3-0-1 as a Flyweight in the UFC, taking the title in the final round of a four-man tournament by beating Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 in September. Johnson was 2-1 in the UFC as a Bantamweight, losing a title challenge to Dominick Cruz in October, 2011.

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Glad to see a lot of activity in the flyweight title picture.
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Why is the most shallow division (only 13 fighters including the champ) getting more title activity than the bigger divisions? Makes no sense...
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Why is the most shallow division (only 13 fighters including the champ) getting more title activity than the bigger divisions? Makes no sense...
Is that a serious question? Yes it's a shallow division, but that means that there are clear cut contenders to get the shots while the UFC brass tries to make heads or tales of the murkier divisions.

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Demetrious Johnson rivals Fitch for boring fights.

I have zero interest in watching another Flyweight title fight.
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Demetrious Johnson rivals Fitch for boring fights.

I have zero interest in watching another Flyweight title fight.
interesting statement, is DJ the reason you have no interest in another Flyweight title fight? or is it the weightclass in general? Both are certainly valid points of view, I'm just curious.

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interesting statement, is DJ the reason you have no interest in another Flyweight title fight? or is it the weightclass in general? Both are certainly valid points of view, I'm just curious.

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When the weight class had a more interesting title holder, I might just be more interested in the weight class.

I just find Demetrious Johnson to be uninteresting in the ring and even outside of the ring.

Every other title holder has something unique, what does DJ have?

Rousey - arm bar
Dominick Cruz - incredible, unique movemement
Aldo - incredible leg kicks
Benson Henderson - I'll give him a pass because he's in the most stacked weight class. Although I can see him holding the belt for a long time. His legs are massive.. and he fights with a tooth pick in his mouth
GSP - incredible all-around fighter
Silva - GOAT
Jones - he is the future of MMA
Cain - incredible cardio for a heavyweight

Demetrious Johnson is the the best flyweight? I would never pay to watch him fight. I don't think flyweights deserve to be on main cards until the UFC stacks the division a bit more.
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Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson vs John Moraga
Middleweight Finalist No. 1 vs Finalist No. 2 - "TUF 17"
Heavyweight bout: Travis Browne vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Womens Bantamweight bout: Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano
Featherweight bout: Cole Miller vs Bart Palaszewski
Featherweight bout: Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pine

plus 6 other MW bouts from the show!

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Good fight, glad to see Moroga getting the title shot.


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