Demetrious Johnson's Saturday night title challenger was officially revealed on Wednesday night.
The UFC flyweight champion, the longest -eigning current UFC champ at four years and two months, will defend his belt against veteran Tim Elliott on Saturday night in Las Vegas at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.
Elliott defeated Hiromasa Ogijkubo in the finals of the TUF 24 flyweight tournament, in which 125-pound champions from around the globe competed for a shot at Johnson's belt. The pre-taped bout aired Wednesday night on FS1.
Elliott (13-6-1) went 2-3 over his last five UFC fights from 2012-15 before getting cut from the organization. But he went on from there to win three straight fights in becoming Titan FC flyweight champ and earning the spot in the TUF tournament.
"Mighty Mouse," meanwhile, is the only flyweight champ the UFC has ever known. Johnson (24-2-1) defeated Joseph Benavidez in the finals of a tournament to win the title at UFC 152. He's since successfully defended his belt eight times, which puts him in a third-place tie with Jon Jones for most successful defenses in UFC history. A win over Elliott would put Johnson in a second-place tie with Georges St-Pierre and one behind record-holder Anderson Silva.