Round 1: Johnson paws with his jab. Benavidez lands an outside leg kick. Benavidez moves forward but Johnson moves away. Johnson looks for a single leg takedown but Benavidez defends the attempt. Johnson lands an inside leg kick and Benavidez counters with an outside leg kick. Benavidez lands a right hand. Johnson lands a thunderous right hand that drops Benavidez. Johnson finishes with a series of strikes on the ground leaving Benavidez unconscious.
The official time of the knockout was 2:08 of the opening round.