Wilson Reis has his sights set on gold.
He’ll get that opportunity at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event on April 15. Reis will battle Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title in the main event of UFC on FOX 24. If “Mighty Mouse” defeats Reis, he’ll tie Anderson Silva’s record for most successful consecutive UFC title defenses at 10.
Reis plans on playing spoiler to Johnson’s record goals. During a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Reis said he believes he has the tools to control Johnson and become the new 125-pound ruler in the UFC:
“I’m a well rounded fighter. I’ve evolved a lot in my striking, in my wrestling, and now I’m quite focused on my ground-and-pound in order to be a complete fighter, and to fight well at every area of MMA. But I think the best of my game is the pressure I put on my opponents. I’m always looking for the fight and for the finish, I’m always moving forward. And that’s how this fight is going to be. I’m going to dominate the center of the octagon, and I’m going to control Demetrious Johnson. I’m going to make him walk backwards. That will be the strategy for the win.”