Demetrious Johnson dead and obituary, American mixed martial artist

Demetrious Khrisna Johnson1 (born August 13, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the ONE Lightweight division, where he is the latest champion.

He was the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion from 2012 to 2018 and had a cutting record of 11 successful defenses until Henry Cejudo ended his campaign in a controversial split decision. winning streak. Johnson is ranked by Sherdog as the world’s second flyweight.

Johnson grew up in Parkland, Washington, where he attended Washington High School and was a standout athlete in track, wrestling and cross country. He became interested in athletics with the goal of improving his cardiorespiratory fitness in wrestling. In wrestling, he finished third and second in the Washington State Championships as a junior and senior, respectively. He also competed in state championships in track and skiing.

Johnson began his professional career in 2007, earning his professional debut in a first-round knockout. Johnson appeared on various local shows and won his next eight fights, including four straight by submission. Johnson competed in the Alaska Fighting Championships in Anchorage and won the fight by KO, earning him a WEC contract.

Johnson faced Norifumi Yamamoto at UFC 126 on February 5, 2011. Johnson won the fight by unanimous decision.

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