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With champ Demetrious Johnson injured, Wilson Reis hopes to fight new opponent at UFC 201

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears that Wilson Reis won’t sit and wait for his title fight.

The Brazilian flyweight was scheduled to take on the UFC 125-pound king Demetrious Johnson in the co-main event of UFC 201 on July 30, and revealed that he’s open to fighting a different opponent. "Mighty Mouse" was forced out of the card with an injury.

"Unfortunately my title fight will be delayed since my opponent got hurt," Reis posted on his Instagram. "But we are trying to still fight July 30 at UFC 201 so friends that are coming to (Atlanta) wait couple days before canceling your trip. I am in amazing shape and super ready to fight. I am sorry all for this and speed recovery to DJ."

Reis (20-6) holds a 3-1 record as a flyweight in the UFC with wins over Dustin Ortiz, Scott Jorgensen and Joby Sanchez. Johnson (24-2-1) will be defending his title for the ninth time when he returns to the Octagon.

Headlined by welterweight champion Robbie Lawler versus Tyron Woodley, UFC 201 takes place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

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