PHOTO | Official poster for UFC on FOX 24

March 18, 2017 8:44 pm by Chris Taylor
Rose Namajunas calls out Michelle Waterson

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released the official poster for UFC on FOX 24 which takes place next month in Kansas City.

The April 15 fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring current division champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson taking on surging contender Wilson Reis.

“Mighty Mouse” was last seen in action this past December where he scored a unanimous decision victory over “TUF” winner Tim Elliot.

The victory served as Johnson’s 11th in a row and ninth-straight title defence.

Meanwhile, Wilson Reis is currently riding a three fight win streak, his latest being a decision victory over Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208 in February.

Wilson Reis

In the evening’s co-main event slot, top ranked strawweights Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas will do battle with the winner getting one step closer to a shot at UFC gold.

Michelle Waterson was last seen inside the octagon in December where she scored a first-round submission victory over Paige VanZant.

As for “Thug Rose”, Namajunas was most recently seen in action at July’s UFC 201 event in Atlanta where she suffered a decision loss to recent title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Prior to the setback, Rose had earned a decision victory over Tecia Torres.

Also on the card is a key middleweight scrap between perennial contenders Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and king on surging contender Robert Whittaker.

“Jacare” has won ten of his last eleven fights, his latest being a submission victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 last month. The Brazilian’s lone loss in that time came via split-decision to top contender Yoel Romero.

Ronaldo Jacare Souza

Meanwhile, Robert Whittaker has won six fights in a row, his latest effort being a knockout victory over Derek Brunson this past November in Melbourne.

Check out the official UFC on FOX 24 event poster below:

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