Kenny Florian and Tyron Woodley co-hosted “UFC Tonight” earlier this week and discussed Saturday’s main event at UFC on FOX 24 between Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis.
Johnson will be seeking a record-tying 10th successful title defense vs. Reis.
Kenny Florian on what Demetrious Johnson does so well: “He gets opponents to respect hands first, then goes upstairs. He’s always showing something, but is going to do something else. He’ll show strikes and then score a takedown. Some guys do one thing in the clinch, but he can really do it all. He’s an absolute beast.”
Tyron Woodley on Wilson Reis: “Wilson is coming in with his crazy double-leg takedowns and the fact that we’re talking about his striking says something about his skills. He’s really known for his submission attacks.”
Kenny Florian on why Johnson will win Saturday: “I think DJ wins by decision. I think Wilson can hang in there, but this will be a dominant performance for DJ. His dominance in the clinch will be a big factor. Wilson does his best work when he takes someone down, but I just don’t see him getting it against Johnson. I think he controls the action and gets it done.”
Tyron Woodley on why Johnson will win Saturday: “I think Johnson has too many minutes in championship rounds. The fourth and fifth rounds will definitely be his. He has way too many tools. I don’t see him being finished with a punch or submission. The well roundedness of Johnson will pose too many problems for Wilson. I think he gets the finish in the later rounds.”