Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson officially has an opponent for the main event of Saturday’s Tournament of Champions Finale.
With a unanimous decision win over Hiromasa Ogikubo, Tim Elliot is getting the nod as the challenger for the Flyweight Championship of the world – the title that Demetrious Johnson has held for over five years. Nobody has ever held the Flyweight Championship other than Johnson – and he has made it very clear he does not plan on giving the title up any time soon.
Tim Elliot is not new to the UFC octagon. Elliot has had six fights in the UFC – four of which he lost. After suffering three losses in a row, the UFC cut Elliot in 2015, where he would go on to become the inaugural Titan FC Flyweight Champion, as well as defend the title twice. Now, Elliot is participating in the biggest moment of his entire life – fighting for the Flyweight Championship against the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world, and arguably the greatest fighter of all time.
Although some may consider Elliot to be a flawed opponent for Johnson, as far as The Ultimate Fighter tournament goes, Elliot deserves to be here. He won four fights consecutively, including wins against Charlie Alaniz, Matt Schnell, Eric Shelton, and most recently Hiromasa Ogikubo. Defeating Demetrious Johnson will be the most difficult task Tim Elliot has ever faced, however as Dana White said, Matt Serra knocked-out Georges St. Pierre once. You just never know.
Here is the full 12-fight card courtesy of the UFC.