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Report: Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson out of UFC 201 with injury

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is out of the co-main event of UFC 201, where he was scheduled to defend his title against Wilson Reis. The 29-year-old sought to defend his title for the ninth time since claiming the inaugural title after winning the UFC flyweight tournament back in 2012.

Since becoming the first UFC flyweight champion, the normally durable Johnson has proven to be dependable during his four-year title reign as this will be only the second time that he has had to pull out of a fight. Globo originally reported the news that Johnson would be out of action although the type of injury has yet to be revealed.

UFC 201 takes place on July 30 in Atlanta, GA. The headliner is scheduled to be a welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley for Lawler’s UFC welterweight title. It is not yet known whether the No. 8-ranked Wilson Reis will remain on the card. Reis is 3-1 since cutting down to flyweight in August of 2014.

The injury is just another in a long line of considerable setbacks that the UFC has suffered thus far in 2016.



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