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Champion Demetrious Johnson has looked great as a flyweight, but his days as champion are numbered.
In the modern era of the UFC, nearly every division has a dominant champion who will seemingly rule his weight class for the foreseeable future. The flyweight division is a rare exception.
Champion Demetrious Johnson won his belt last September by defeating Joseph Benavidez. In January, "Mighty Mouse" successfully defended the strap against Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson.
Although he came out victorious in both matchups, Johnson found himself against each opponent. One man who has been studying Johnson's mistakes is UFC on Fox 8 opponent John Moraga.
While Moraga might not have the name value of most UFC title challengers, he is a tremendously dangerous foe who will not go down without a fight. Currently riding a seven-fight winning streak, the NCAA star knocked out Ulysses Gomez in his UFC debut and followed it up by choking out Chris Cariaso in December.
Moraga is being overlooked by many, despite his ability to win this matchup regardless of where the action goes. While some see him as just another contender in a division lacking serious challengers, there is a distinct scent of upset in the air.