"Mighty Mouse" prepares for his ninth UFC flyweight title defence

He faces "Ultimate Fighter" winner Tim Elliott

The UFC's pound-for-pound number one fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is due to defend his flyweight title later tonight when he faces Ultimate Fighter winner Tim Elliott.

The most dominant champion currently on the UFC roster will be making his ninth straight title defence. He has cleared out the division and remains the only flyweight champion in UFC history. 

His speed, precision and conditioning has seen him see off a list of competent contenders including John Dodson (x2) and Joseph Benavidez (x2) amongst others.

His last defeat came in 2011 against Dominick Cruz at the bantamweight limit of 135lbs. Talk of a champion-versus-champion super-fight between Johnson and bantamweight king Cruz has gathered pace recently with both looking for a legacy defining fight.

Tim Elliott was cut from the UFC back in 2015 after losing three fights in a row but has reinvented himself on the most recent ultimate fighter show. 

The co-main event sees the two coaches from the reality series face-off when Joseph Benavidez takes on Henry Cejudo in a bout which will decide the number 1 contender position in the division.

Elsewhere the always exciting Jorge Masvidal takes on veteran Jake Ellenberger in the welterweight division.