UFC: Johnson downs Benevidez within two minutes

johnsonThe flyweight title was on the line – Source: http://www.mmamania.com

Last night it was UFC on Fox. The broadcast contained some unexpected endings and some weirdness. Ill start with the weirdness. Cody McKenzie came into his fight against Sam Stout, with shorts bearing no sponsors. All he had on them was the number 907, which was handwritten. At one point during the fight, the referee Herb Dean had to pull the label off in the midst of action on the ground. An article said he may have had his sponsor blocked minutes before the fight.

The main card started with three back-to-back decisions with the wins going to La Flare, Lauzon and Mendes, over McGee, Danzig and Lentz respectively. All of them were entertaining fights. The stand-out was Mendes’ inability to do anything much apart from the occasional take-down. He should have been able to blow away Lentz and nearly did in that first round

The co-Main Event saw Faber take care of business with relative ease, putting McDonald away with a tight guillotine in the second round. As for the main event of the evening, the flyweight title was on the line. Johnson defeated Benavidez to retain the title. It’s not the fact he won that surprised me, it’s the fashion in which he did it. Him winning by a quick and devastating KO within two minutes of the first round was a shock – a great finish for Johnson’s resume and highlight reel.

Thanks for reading,

Arun Paul Smith