92.8
Decision (Split)
25:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, and Cejudo rolled his ankle early in the first round. Johnson was blasting him with a lot of leg kicks, and both of Cejudo's knees were really red, but he seemed to be fighting through whatever his issue was. He blasted Johnson with some big strikes throughout the round, but I'm still going to have to score that round for Johnson.
     The second round was another round of clean back & forth striking, as Johnson continued to destroy the legs of Cejudo, but Cejudo was still working some decent boxing as well. Cejudo took down Johnson with a minute left in the second round, and he secured half mount. Cejudo spent the rest of the round basically just grinding on Johnson. He didn't do anything on the ground, but he might have stolen the round with the takedown.
     The third round was another fantastic round of striking, with Johnson picking apart Cejudo for the most part. There were a few scrambles, where Cejudo tried to take the fight to the ground, but Johnson's ability to scramble out of danger is fucking ridiculous. I have Johnson ahead 29-28 going into the Championship rounds.
     Johnson continued to beat up Cejudo on the feet for the first 3 minutes of the fourth round, and then Cejudo caught a kick and took down Johnson against the fence again. Cejudo spent the rest of the round on top, basically just grinding while throwing short punches. Cejudo probably stole that round with his 2 minutes of top control. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     Johnson clearly won the first half of the round again in the fifth round, and then Cejudo shot for a takedown with 2 minutes left, but he couldn't quite get it, so he ended up with the back clinch. Cejudo tried to slam him, but Johnson spun out of that, and took control of the clinch. Cejudo tripped Johnson with 90 seconds left in the round, and Johnson popped back up immediately. The round ended with a wild barrage of strikes going both ways. This fight was insanely close, it could go either way, technically I'm leaning toward a 48-47 scorecard in favor of Cejudo, but I don't think he did quite enough to "take the belt" from the Champ, so I don't know man... This shit was almost too close to call, so I hope Johnson keeps his belt. The judges basically agreed with me, giving the split-decision victory to Henry Cejudo. That's pretty insane. Great fight by both fighters.
94.4
Submission (Suplex Armbar)
23:15
      Johnson started this fight with a series of inside leg kicks, while they circled around each other. Johnson kicked Borg in the body 90 seconds into the round, he fell down, and Johnson took his back randomly in a seated position, and then after Johnson punched him in the face a few times, they stood back up. Johnson kicked Borg in the body again, Borg shot for a takedown, and Johnson sat on Borg's head. Borg continued to work for a desperate single leg takedown, and Johnson just took his back after a brief scramble. Johnson smothered Borg against the fence on the ground, with 2 minutes left to work in the first round. Johnson landed a few punches, and Borg looked like a lost puppy getting his ass kicked by an adult pitbull. Johnson tried to setup a submission from the top, but Borg was able to squirm around to avoid any REAL danger, but Johnson still absolutely dominated him in that round. Round one clearly goes to Demetrious Johnson. That was probably a 10-8 round for Johnson, just based on absolute domination, even though he never came THAT close to finishing Borg.
     Johnson started the second round with an inside leg kick, Borg jumped up in the air, and then shot for another takedown, which Johnson stuffed with his back against the fence. They clinched for a few seconds, Johnson threw some knees, and Borg tried to find a standing guillotine choke. Borg took down Johnson 90 seconds into the round, and tried to pin him against the fence, but Johnson quickly stood back up, and then Borg took him down again. Johnson stood back up, Borg jumped on his back, and Johnson shook him off, and spun around into Borg's guard. Johnson threw some short punches while trying to pass to full mount. Johnson tried to crank on a Kimura, and Borg quickly spun out of that, but sort of gave up his back in the process. Johnson threw some hard knees to Borg's body while keeping him smothered against the fence, and then Borg stood back up, and pressed Johnson against the fence. Borg went for another guillotine choke, Johnson took him down, landed in side control, and then after they scrambled around for a few more seconds, Johnson pinned Borg against the fence again. Johnson is CLEARLY the better fighter here, but Borg is at least doing JUST ENOUGH to keep this fight interesting. I have Johnson ahead 20-17 going into the third round.
     The third round started with some fast exchanges, where Johnson was basically beating up Borg, and then Borg caught a kick and shot for a single leg, but Johnson just sat on his head again. Johnson worked his way back into the mounted crucifix, and continued to pound on Borg with random short strikes. Borg was able to pull guard halfway through the round, but Johnson continued to pound on him with short punches & elbows. Borg eventually tried to scramble back to his feet, and Johnson quickly passed to mount instead, and then took Borg's back with a minute left in the round. Borg tried to scramble to find another guillotine choke, but Johnson just smothered him against the fence instead, and continued to pound on him. They spent the final 15 seconds brawling, and then Borg locked on a guillotine choke in the last 5 seconds, but Johnson held on until the buzzer sounded. Johnson is far enough ahead on the scorecards now, that Borg HAS to finish him if he wants a shot at winning. I have Johnson ahead 30-26 going into the Championship rounds.
     Borg threw a big punch, picked up Johnson, and slammed him to start the fourth round. This time he had him pinned in the center of the cage, so Johnson couldn't use the cage to get back up, but he stood back up anyway. Borg continued to dig for a single leg, Johnson pinned him against the fence, and unloaded with some fast punches & elbows. Borg continued to try to dig for a random guillotine choke, but he's really not coming close to finishing any of those, so he should probably find a new strategy. They stood back up 2 minutes into the round, and Johnson continued to chip away at him with punches, elbows and knees. Borg tried to setup another standing guillotine choke, and Johnson used that moment to take his back standing. Johnson slammed Borg with a hard trip from the clinch that caused his head to make a loud thud when he hit the ground. Borg worked his way back to his feet with 30 seconds left in the ground, and then Johnson threw him down again with a loud thud. Whether you think Borg deserved this shot or not, Johnson is once again proving that he's one of the most flawless fighters in the game. Johnson is probably ahead 40-34 going into the final round.
     The final round started with some wild strikes, and then Johnson took down Borg again, after shrugging off another guillotine attempt. Johnson blasted Borg with some clean elbows and punches while keeping him smothered against the fence. Borg fought his way back to his feet a minute into the final round. Johnson took him down again, and Borg was still looking for that desperate guillotine choke, which he still never came close to finishing, as Johnson is just too fast with passing to side control. He passed to full mount 2 minutes into the round. Borg did a wild flip on the ground, and almost stood up, but Johnson continued to wrestle the shit out of him while keeping him pressed against the fence. Borg stood up again with 2 minutes left in the round, and Johnson continued to clinch with his back, and then he slammed the shit out of him, and locked on a flying armbar on the way down, Johnson cranked the shit out of it, Borg tried to tough it out, but eventually he was forced to submit. That was an AMAZING performance by the greatest fighter of all time, Demetrious Johnson. He just broke Anderon Silva's record for the most consecutive title defenses.
92.4
Submission (Armbar)
14:49
      The first round started with some very even striking exchanges, but once Reis started working for takedowns, and Johnson stuffed the shit out of multiple shots and then blasted Reis with knees & punches on the way back up, it became pretty clear that Johnson was still in control of that round. I scored the first round for Johnson.
      Johnson continued to outclass Reis for the duration of the second round, picking him apart with lightning fast strikes, while moving out of range far faster than Reis could keep up with, and then Johnson dropped Reis late in the round, he jumped on him, unloaded with some violent hammerfists, and then he capped off the round with a big punch to the face on the ground. You could argue that was a 10-8 round for Johnson, since he nearly finished Reis in the final minute.
      The third round was another dominant round for Johnson, as he continued to beat up Reis on the feet, and he took him down, and dominated him on the ground as well with his ground & pound. He mounted him with around 30 seconds left in the round, he unloaded with some punches, grabbed an armbar, dropped back, and nearly snapped Reis's arm, forcing him to submit. Demetrious Johnson is a fucking legend at this point, and clearly he cements his position as the #1 Pound for Pound fighter on the planet.
92.1
Decision
25:00
      Elliott threw some slick combinations to start the first round, and then Johnson took him down, went for an armbar, and Elliott continued to roll until he ended up on top in half mount. Elliott slapped on a tight guillotine choke, turned it into a tight D'Arce choke, he cranked that shit, but eventually had to let it go. The first half of the round was close to a 10-8 round for Elliott, but Johnson was able to scramble away, and get him back under control around the halfway point. They traded some wild strikes, Elliott beat up Johnson's body against the fence, and then dropped him with some heavy punches. Johnson recovered, and then Elliott took him down again, and then finished the round by grinding his elbow into Johnson's face. That was a badass round for Elliott, a clear 10-9, if not 10-8.
     The second round started the same way, with Elliott throwing wild strikes, and going for another guillotine, but Johnson ended up taking him down, and controlling him from a variety of top positions for the duration of the round. He didn't do a ton of damage on the ground, but he clearly controlled Elliott for the duration of the round, so I guess you could say this fight is all tied up going into the third round, but if you compare the first two rounds, I'm leaning toward calling the first round a 10-8 for Elliott.
     The third round started with some wild scrambling, with Johnson getting back control for a few seconds, he then went for a guillotine, and then Elliott ended up on top, where he was able to beat up Johnson with some heavy punches & elbows to the side of the head. Johnson swept him, and beat up Elliott with some short punches, while Elliott just hung out on the ground, without really mounting much offense of his own. He went for a triangle choke with 90 seconds left in the round, but Johnson scrambled past it. Elliott tied him up in a bizarre position, so Johnson couldn't really mount much more offense for the rest of the round. Johnson is probably ahead 2-1 going into the fourth round, maybe 2-2 if anyone gave Elliott the first round 10-8.
     Elliott started the fourth round with some slick dance moves, he beat the shit out of Johnson with a wild barrage of strikes, and then Johnson took him down again, immediately grabbing side control, preventing Elliott from getting that guillotine position. Johnson locked on a rear-naked choke, and Elliott slowly worked his way out of the choke. Johnson worked some ground & pound from the mounted crucifix, and Elliott bitch slapped him from the bottom. Johnson locked on a tight Kimura, turned it into an armbar, and Elliott rolled right the fuck out of that shit. This fight is fucking insane. Johnson is clearly ahead 3-1 at this point, going into the fifth round, but Elliott is making this an INSANELY competitive fight.
     Elliott chipped away at Johnson with some funky strikes to start the final round, and then he shot for an explosive takedown, he tried to setup a guillotine choke, and Johnson found himself back on top. Johnson spent most of the round just grinding out top position, without doing any damage, he was just wrestling the shit out of Elliott. Elliott scrambled for a Kimura late in the round, but Johnson was still able to end the round on top, in side control. In the end, Johnson should probably win this fight 49-46 across the board. That was the best Flyweight title fight I've seen so far though. All 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to Johnson via unanimous decision.
94.4
TKO (Knees to the Body)
2:49
      FUCK YEAH! That was fucking INSANE!!! I really thought Henry Cejudo was going to be Johnson's toughest test so far, but Demetrious basically ran circles around him, picked him apart with punches, they clinched, and Cejudo took Johnson down with an aggressive trip, but Johnson kicked him halfway across the cage to get back to his feet. From there, it was all about the clinch, where Johnson fucking MAULED Cejudo, with brilliant knees to the body & chin, he fucking ROCKED the shit out of him with a big knee, Cejudo practically ran backwards to escape, and Johnson chased him down, and put him away with expertly placed strikes on his way down. Demetrious Johnson MAY just be the #1 pound for pound fighter in the entire world. We'll see what happens after the Jon Jones fight in a few minutes, but... HOLY SHIT man... Demetrious Johnson is fucking awesome!!!
89.3
Decision
25:00
      I didn't think there was really a very clear winner in the first round. Johnson was constantly moving forward, and shot for 3 takedowns, but Dodson defended against all 3 takedowns, and also threw a lot of punches to the body of Johnson. It was a close round, but I gave it slightly to Dodson. The second round was pretty clearly Dodson's round, as he caught a kick from Johnson, and then took him to the ground, and smashed him with some punches, before getting back up. Johnson shot for another takedown, and Dodson threw him across the cage. Johnson also tried the flying clinch move thing, and Dodson threw him to the ground again. Johnson was scoring a lot of points by grabbing Dodson's leg, trying to take him down, pushing him against the cage, and punching him in the face a lot, and he even cut his nose with some elbows using this method in the third round. Dodson was keeping things competitive, but as everyone probably expected, Johnson was turning up the pace in the third round, clearly winning that round. The fourth round goes to Johnson for the same reasons, constantly moving forward, and controlling the fight, and landing more shots, and securing takedowns. The fifth round was more of the same. I fully understand that Demetrious Johnson is one of the best fighters in the entire world, pound for pound, etc... but... I agree with the people that are saying he's pretty much killing the division. I don't really enjoy watching him fight, the same way I don't enjoy watching Floyd Mayweather fighter. All they do is run away, and stall. To be fair though, Dodson didn't go in there with the killer instinct that was necessary to get rid of Johnson, so... Congrats to Demetrious Johnson for another long winded 25 minute decision.
92.0
Submission (Armbar)
24:59
      HOLY SHIT. We have a new record for the latest stoppage EVER, in a UFC fight. with only ONE SECOND LEFT in the fight, it was a buzzer beater, it was a BRUTAL armbar, where he could have easily ripped the arm off of Horiguchi, and the fight was stopped with ONE SECOND LEFT. Awesome win for Demetrious Johnson. It's not like there was any chance of him losing the fight anyway though, since he absolutely dominated Horiguchi for the entire 25 minute fight, taking him down in every round, and absolutely controlling every facet of the fight. Horiguchi started to make a bit of a comeback in the fifth round, trying to work his guard to lock on a submission, but yeah, Johnson won this one, nice and clean. Demetrious Johnson is a badass.
92.4
Submission (Kimura)
7:29
      Welp... I was kind of keeping my fingers crossed for the 9-1 underdog, Chris Cariaso, but I don't think anybody REALLY thought he had a chance of winning this fight. Johnson pretty much dominated Cariaso in the first round, almost finishing him with a big knee & a nice punch combination near the end of the first round. The second round had Johnson 100% dominating Cariaso with his wrestling skills, eventually locking on a Kimura for the submission victory. So yeah, great win for Demetrious Johnson. I think I was the only person in the world that actually had Cariaso ranked as #2 going into this fight, so now that he's out of the picture, who the hell is left to fight Johnson at this point?
89.5
Decision
25:00
      I really wanted to get excited about this fight, but it's getting to the point where you know Johnson will win all of his fights, most of the time taking the fight to a decision, dominating everybody with his speed and technical skills, and even when you think he might get knocked the fuck out by some badass like Ali Bagautinov, he still controls the entire fight, and just negates any offense thrown at him. So, technically this was a good fight, but I still have a really hard time watching these 125 pound guys fight for 25 minutes. Who else is left in the division that he hasn't already beaten? Chris Cariaso? He currently has the longest winning streak in the division (other than Johnson), at 3 wins. Or maybe Brad Pickett, the last guy in the division that was actually able to beat Johnson, back in the WEC? If that's the case, maybe have Pickett fight John Dodson, with the winner getting a title shot? I don't know, I guess there are things that can happen in this division still, but it's probably my least favorite division overall at the moment.
92.6
KO (Punches)
2:08
      Finally! A 125 pound first round knockout in a title fight!!! I generally get bored with these guys, because it's like 1,000mph light pitter patter punches. BUT HOLY SHIT, Demetrious Johnson punched Benavidez in the face, Benavidez collapsed, and Johnson punched him in the face 4 more times before the referee could pull him off. Probably the best performance I've seen so far, from Demetrious Johnson.
90.1
Submission (Armbar)
23:43
      These guys are fucking fast! (Obviously...) To be honest, I didn't really give a shit about this fight, but I'm happy to see Demetrious Johnson finish a fight here, by DOMINATING Moraga for the entire fight, taking him down repeatedly, unleashing a grappling clinic on Moraga, and in the end, he locked on a BEAUTIFUL Armbar, finish the fight with only about a minute left in the 25 minute fight. Great job by Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.
89.6
Decision
25:00
      Here we are again, with two tiny little 125 pounders, scrapping it out for another impressive 5 round decision. Can you tell I'm a little underwhelmed? Yeah... I really wanted John Dodson to knock out Demetrious tonight, but that just wasn't in the cards. Dodson did an amazing job for the first 3 rounds, but by the time the fourth round hit, Demetrious Johnson started to utilize his Muay Thai clinch, and Dodson wasn't able to cope very well with that, and got punished for a solid 10 minutes at the end of the fight. Good fight overall, but I would have liked to see somebody finish the fight.
89.7
Decision (Split)
25:00
      Oh my God! First Flyweight Champion ever in the UFC! This was a huge historical event, it was a really solid fight that lasted 25 minutes, and I was actually surprised by how hard it was for me to pay attention to this. I guess maybe there is some truth to the idea that there comes a point where nobody wants to watch the fights, because the fighters are just too small. 125 pounds MIGHT just be that cutoff point. Still, this was a solid fight, and Johnson deserves a hand for his excellent performance. Yes, I just said that...
89.3
Decision
15:00
      I understand that their fights are all epic & shit, and that I should have been on the edge of my seat the entire time, but to be honest, I had a hard time staying awake during this fight. It was really good, just like their first fight, but I'm still a little pissed that they didn't settle it properly in their first fight. Either way, Johnson clearly won the first & third rounds, McCall won the second round, and the judges gave it to Demetrious Johnson. So, there you go... Glad we're finally finished with this fight, so we can move on to the championship bout between Demetrious Johnson & Joseph Benavidez.
91.2
Draw (Majority)
15:00
      Well then... For the first flyweight fight in UFC history, we're left with quite the predicament. Both guys came out brawling, it was a pretty great fight (but as usual, with the small guys, nobody ever seemed in danger of being finish, because there simply isn't enough power in there for someone to get knocked out), but in the end, the first two rounds were REALLY close, I called the first round a draw, gave the second round to Johnson, and the third round, McCall EASILY won that one, slamming Johnson a couple of times, getting full back mount, and then unleashing ground & pound for the final minute of the round. Ultimately, I think McCall did enough in that third round to win the fight, but the judges for SOME ridiculous reason, gave the fight to Johnson via "Majority Decision", which is complete bullshit. After the show was over, they switched it to a "Majority Draw", but even that is bullshit in my opinion, so I'm not going to force Johnson into a loss here, but I AM going to give McCall a win by decision, based off of MY FUCKING SCORECARD, which clearly they didn't take into account. So yeah, as far as I'm concerned, Ian McCall won this fight.
89.5
Decision
25:00
      You know what? As much as I like these smaller weight classes and stuff, this shit is NOT acceptable as a main event, not yet anyway. Who the fuck is Demetrious Johnson? I mean, it's all good or whatever, but when you build these guys up on the undercard, then nobody is going to give a shit when they suddenly get a title fight. Not to mention, neither fighter seems to be able to finish a fight in the UFC, so we're left with these long 25 minute fights, where YEAH, there is a lot of "action", but when nobody is ever in any trouble of getting knocked out or submitted, what the fuck is the point? If I wanted to watch a couple of little guys run around like maniacs, I'd watch Middle School cross country or some shit. But yeah, Dominick Cruz clearly won this fight, so there you go, can't wait to see him go to ANOTHER 25 minute decision in the future.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      I don't know what the fuck just happened. I personally gave all 3 rounds to Miguel Torres, I thought his Jiu-Jitsu really looked good in this fight, he went for a ton of submissions, and was able to sweep Demetrious several times when they were on the ground. Both guys looked pretty good, and Demetrious stayed pretty active, but I'm not really sure how he won this fight, 29-28 on all 3 judges scorecards? Oh well...
91.0
Decision
15:00
      This fight kind of sucked for me, because I really wanted Kid Yamamoto to come to the UFC and DESTROY people, but Demetrious Johnson absolutely destroyed him in this fight, with his lightning fast takedowns, his ground control, his fast kicks & punches. In the end, Kid Yamamoto didn't stand a chance in this fight, absolute domination by Johnson. Great win for Johnson, bad debut for Yamamoto.
90.0
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
12:27
      Page looked WAY bigger than Johnson in this fight, and appeared to be stronger as well, but Johnson had the speed advantage. The first round consisted of Page muscling Johnson around the cage, throwing him to the ground, where he beat him up a little bit. Johnson worked his way back to his feet, Page was looking for a guillotine, and then he unloaded an awesome Judo throw, taking Johnson back to the ground. They stood up again, and this time, Johnson took Page to the ground. They stood back up, and Page slammed Johnson again. The first round goes to Page, based on the takedowns being 3-1 for Page. The second round started with Johnson using his speed to box with Page, until Page started grinding for a takedown. Johnson got back up, they exchanged a few shots, and Johnson kicked Page in the nuts. Once the fight started back up, Page threw a kick, Johnson caught it, and drove through until the fight was on the ground with Johnson on top. They got back up, and Johnson yanked him right back down. Johnson beat him up for the rest of the round on the ground, leading to even scorecards going into the third round. Johnson started the third round by slaughtering Page with strikes, driving him to the ground, Johnson landed in Page's half guard, smashed him with elbows, and dominated him for half the round, ending with a mounted guillotine choke. Really impressive victory for the underdog Demetrious Johnson.
88.6
Decision
15:00
     The first round was pretty competitive, and was highlighted by Pace grabbing the back of Johnson while standing, he pulled him to the ground, Johnson rolled over into Pace's guard, and from there, Johnson beat him up for the final minute or so of the round. Johnson landed some decent punches to start the second round, and then spent most of the round grinding Pace up against the cage in the clinch. Johnson took him to the ground with a little over one minute left in the round, and got full mount, but didn't do any damage. The final round had Johnson landing a nice head kick, before taking Pace to the ground, and controlling him for the third round in a row. Johnson even picked him up at one point, and RAN across the cage, before slamming Pace to the canvas. In the end, Johnson wins all 3 rounds, no doubt about it, and all 3 judges agree, with the 30-37 victory across the board for Johnson.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight by both fighters. Pickett pretty much beat Johnson's ass in this fight, with multiple takedowns, great control on the ground, and solid striking that scored some decent points in all 3 rounds. Johnson landed some pretty solid kicks as well though, and also showed insane speed, especially with the way he got back to his feet, when Pickett was on top of him. The third round would have to go to Johnson, for turning up the energy level quite a bit, taking Pickett down repeatedly, and beating him up with strikes. Still, in the end, I gave the fight to Pickett, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory. This was the first loss of Johnson's career.