Final Cycle: 10
Division: ONE FC Flyweight
Final Struggle: Three/31/2019 – WIN vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (SUB 2)
Subsequent Struggle: TBD
Recency bias wreaks havoc with lists like this and once we compiled the primary installment of the 12 months, “Mighty Mouse” clocked in at No. 10 as a result of his flyweight title loss to Henry Cejudo was nonetheless recent in our minds and he had simply been traded to ONE Championship.
However one loss, particularly one which was so shut, should not drop you from being within the dialogue as one of many prime pound-for-pound skills within the sport to barely making the listing. Regardless of dropping the flyweight strap in his final outing, Johnson stays probably the most full fighters on the planet and one of many few folks on this listing who’ve loved high-level success in two totally different divisions.
It is going to be fascinating to see how lengthy he can keep this spot whereas competing past the partitions of the Octagon although, because the distinction within the stage of competitors between the UFC and ONE is probably going going to change the way in which some folks have a look at Johnson. However, his submission victory over Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE Championship: A New Period is a reminder that Mighty Mouse stays probably the most full fighters in all of MMA.