If Johnson can get past Reis, he will tie Anderson Silva’s record with a 10th successful title defence. He last defended the belt in December 2016, defeating Tim Elliott at the TUF 24 Finale. Reis is on a three-fight win streak, most recently decisioning Ulka Sasaki at UFC 208.
UFC on FOX 24 is scheduled for April 15 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
The current card is:
Demetrious Johnson (25-2-1) vs Wilson Reis (22-6-0)
Michelle Waterson (14-4-0) vs Rose Namajunas (5-3-0)
Ronaldo Souza (24-4-0, 1NC) vs Robert Whittaker (17-4-0)
Jeremy Stephens (25-13-0) vs Renato Carneiro (10-0-1)
Devin Clark (7-1-0) vs Jake Collier (10-3-0)
Anthony Smith (26-12-0) vs Andrew Sanchez (9-2-0)
Ketlen Viera (7-0-0) vs Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-1-0)
Nathan Coy (15-6-0) vs Zak Cummings (20-5-0)
Tom Duquesnoy (14-1-0) vs Patrick Williams (8-4-0)
Tickets go on sale March 10. More bouts are expected to be announced.