In the world of martial arts, Demetrious Johnson continues to shine brighter than ever. The reigning ONE flyweight MMA world champion once again demonstrated his unmatched skills and cemented his place among the all-time greats.
At the prestigious World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Demetrious Johnson made his mark by winning gold.
This was his debut in the realm of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and he did not disappoint. Competing in the Masters 2 division for athletes aged 35 and above, Johnson competed as a brown belt in the featherweight division.
Johnson secured six impressive victories during the tournament. Five of them were decided by points, while one ended via a remarkable armbar submission. His journey culminated in a stunning 10-0 victory in the final match.
Demetrious Johnson is already renowned as one of the most exceptional grapplers in MMA, but his victory in the IBJJF Championship solidified his standing in the world of pure submission grappling.
He has a professional MMA record boasting 25 wins, eight of which were achieved through submissions.
One of the most iconic moments in Johnson’s career is his Mighty Wiz Bar submission, which he executed to perfection against Ray Borg to retain the UFC flyweight world title in 2017. This victory showcased his exceptional submission skills, setting the stage for his continued success.
Following his debut in ONE Championship in 2019, Demetrious Johnson secured two more impressive submission victories.
Demetrious Johnson’s prowess in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has garnered attention even from the likes of Mikey Musumeci, the ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion. Musumeci has expressed a desire for a dream match against Johnson.
Recently, Johnson defended his ONE flyweight MMA world title in a thrilling trilogy bout against Adriano Moraes. The two competed at ONE FN 10 in Denver this past May.