UFC on Fox 24 Recap and Results

Not only was history made with Demetrious Johnson​ tying Anderson Silva's record for most consecutive title defenses but with great match-ups, there was plenty of action for the Kansas City crowd. 

Demetrious looked to pick apart the BJJ specialist Wilson Reis with strikes from the outside which helped him set up his takedowns and grappling. Reis throughout the fight was swinging at air but was successful in the first round with a takedown but ultimately Johnson was able to pop straight back up. Johnson, as he was picking him apart, dropped Reis with a nice knee to the body at the end of the second round and was saved by the bell. With Reis slowing down Johnson mixed his striking and wrestling beautifully and scored a takedown off of a punch. Johnson used effective ground and pound along with submission attempts to move into mount, where things got worse for Reis as he was battered with strikes and submitted to an armbar. 

With another dominant title defense, I would like to see either, the winner or loser of the Garbrant and Dillashaw title fight to challenge DJ at 125lbs (both have said they are able to make the weight). With such a shallow division even the loser of the title fight could really test DJ who has beaten every big name in the Flyweight division now. Another option would be to have DJ rematch Dominick Cruz as a title eliminator for the Bantamweight strap.

The co-main was a key fight in the Strawweight division between Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson, with the winner potentially getting the next shot at the title. This fight displayed how well rounded both fighters are with impression transitions and striking from both women. Ultimately after a big right hand and a huge head kick from Namajunas that stiffened Waterson, Namajunas followed up to secure an impressive rear naked choke. 

The biggest upset of the night was Robert Whittaker finishing top contender Jacare Souza with a huge head kick and flurry. Whittaker looked like he was in trouble after an early takedown and back mount from the BJJ World champion Jacare but recovered and went on to dominate the fight and dropping his opponent multiple times throughout the fight. Would love to see a fight between Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold to determine the next challenger for the belt after Yoel Romero's promised shot.

Other fighters who stood out were French prospect Tom Duquesnoy, Tim Elliot, Alexander Volkov and Louis Smolka.

Congratulations to long time member KardailskyMMA who dominated the predictions this week with a huge 17 point gap! Make sure you have made your predictions for the Nashville card next week.

UFC on Fox 24 Results Breakdown

Demetrious Johnson defeated Wilson Reis in Round 3 via Submission
Rose Namajunas defeated Michelle Waterson in Round 2 via Submission
Robert Whittaker defeated Ronaldo Souza in Round 2 via Technical Knockout
Renato Carneiro defeated Jeremy Stephens in Round 3 via Split Decision
Alexander Volkov defeated Roy Nelson in Round 3 via Decision
Aljamain Sterling defeated Augusto Mendes in Round 3 via Decision
Rashid Magomedov defeated Bobby Green in Round 3 via Split Decision
Tim Elliott defeated Louis Smolka in Round 3 via Decision
Devin Clark defeated Jake Collier in Round 3 via Decision
Anthony Smith defeated Andrew Sanchez in Round 3 via Knockout
Ketlen Vieira defeated Ashlee Evans-Smith in Round 3 via Decision
Zak Cummings defeated Nathan Coy in Round 1 via Submission
Tom Duquesnoy defeated Patrick Williams in Round 2 via Technical Knockout

UFC on Fox 24 Bonuses

Fight of the Night:

Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka

Performance of the Night:

Demetrious Johnson

Robert Whittaker

Overall Event Rating


UFC on Fox 24 Leaderboard

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# Username Total Points Total Fighter Points % (Total Fighter Points)
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Publication Date: April 16, 2017 by The MMA Way

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