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UFC on Fox 9 Results: Demetrious Johnson KOs Joseph Benavidez in the First

Posted on by Erik Fontanez

02-Demetrious-Johnson-UFC-on-FOX-8-w-478x270It didn’t take long for “Mighty Mouse” to save the day.

Demetrious Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Fox 9′s main event in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday night.

Johnson landed a right hand that sent the challenger crashing to the floor, putting Benavidez out cold at the 2:08 mark of the opening round.

“A lot of people say I don’t have knockout power, but I just displayed I’m only getting better working with AMC and … all the coaches,” Johnson said.

“Me and my coaches,” he added, “we’re trying to work on setting my weight down and landing big power shots.”

The two fighters, as expected, threw punches at a quick pace, but each of them kept composed as the other threw flurries.

Benavidez closed the distance on Johnson, spinning around with his back facing the fence after a near clinch. Johnson then closed distance and landed a looping right punch, dropping his opponent to the floor.

Johnson pursued his foe to the ground, landing four more strikes before the referee stepped in to put a stop to the damage.

With the win, Johnson successfully defends his flyweight title and is without a loss in the division, now 5-0-1 in the UFC 125-pound weight class.

In defeat, Benavidez drops to 19-4 with two his losses coming at the hands of Johnson.

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  • JoeGateKeeperBenavidez

    Joseph, Joseph, Joseph! Ooops! Sorry, I forgot he didn’t win; but wait…didn’t he say he was gonna take the title away from Mighty Mouse?

    Ok, let’s be realistic here: Yes Faber looked good, chad looked not so good and Joseph looked dead after that KO punch and those four rapid fire extra punches Johnson gave him; but let’s get to the point, it’s safe to say that Team Alpha Male/Bang Ludwig will only produce high quality GATE KEEPERS! Let’s be realistic, there’s no way Chad will beat Aldo, he looked awful tonight. Faber looked good but not good enough to challage Barao, the real Batam Weight Champ (He may have better luck fighting Cruz, but I doubt Cruz will be champ again once Barao dismantles him). And Joseph, he just declared himself the biggest gate keeper of them all…LOL…maybe he should participate in TUF and make a move down to the new straw weight division…LOL…I’m sure he’ll have better luck there and become champion for real…hey Fallon Fox tried it…LOL…alright, that’s all folks!

  • el che

    come on, did anyone actually predict this fight to end in such a manner?

    this is one of the many reasons i love MMA.