With UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz sidelined due to a torn ACL, a superfight between interim champ Renan Barao and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson may be the cure to the 135-pound division’s lack of action. Johnson, the first and only UFC flyweight champion, without a doubt is the quickest fighter on the UFC roster. Mighty Mouse brings an unique mix of speed, technique and athleticism that has crushed dangerous competition like John Dodson and John Moraga, while Barao boasts devastating kickboxing and high-level jiu-jitsu skills. Expect a fast paced and explosive fight, as a confrontation between two of the UFC’s elite could very well be in the mix for 2014. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE
Ever since Rorion Gracie forged the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993, champions have risen to greatness and fallen just as fast. Lasting dominance in a sport as unpredictable as mixed martial arts is a rare sight to see. However, a small and elite class of fighter has proven capable of defying the norm – just look at the likes of Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre. Today, UFC president Dana White aims to please fans by pitting champion vs. champion into what he calls “superfights.” Here are the top five best of the bunch.
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