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The longest tenured No. 1 flyweight in our rankings history is back on top of the division.

Longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson fell out of the top spot in 2018 when he lost to Henry Cejudo. He moved to ONE Championship after that, and it took him a while to get back to the top of the ladder.

But with his flying knee knockout of Adriano Moraes at ONE on Prime Video 1, “Mighty Mouse” became a titleholder again – and now he’s passed up UFC champion Deiveson Figueiredo and interim champ Brandon Moreno in our flyweight rankings.

That win also means a jump in the pound-for-pound rankings for Johnson, too. Plus, one of his fellow ONE Championship colleagues got back in the win column, recaptured a belt, and now can re-enter our rankings: Christian Lee.

Check out all of the moves following ONE Championship’s eventful night of fights, and get caught up on all the divisions ahead of this week’s UFC debut in Paris, UFC Fight Night 209.


Twitter reacts to Demetrious Johnson’s title-winning knee KO of Adriano Moraes at ONE on Prime Video 1

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie