Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson
Round 1: They touch gloves. Johnson inches forward. He unloads a right hand, but Schaub ducks under and secures a takedown. He’s in side control. Johnson gets back to half guard. Schaub locks on a guillotine choke and pulls guard to sink it deeper. Johnson lands punches from the bottom while in the choke. Schaub switches to an anaconda choke. He lets it go. Schaub is in side control. Johnson rolls and stands. They’re clinched. Johnson trips Schaub and lands punches inside half guard. Johnson lands to the body. Schaub isolates a leg and uses it to sweep. He works in Johnson’s half guard. Schaub controling Johnson but not inflicting damage. Schaub lands short shots to the body. Johnson stands only to be taken down again. Schaub lands a few right hands. Johnson landing shots from the bottom. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Schaub.
Round 2: Schaub initiates the clinch. Johnson lands hard punches to the body. He presses Schaub against the cage and peppers his legs with knees. Schaub turns him. They work for position. Schaub gets a takedown. He moves to half guard. Johnson elbows Schaub’s thigh. Schaub lands a right hand. The referee stands them up. Schaub lands a right hand. He looks for a takedown but Johnson shakes it off. They’re tied up along the fence. Schaub secures another takedown. Johnson landing shots from the bottom. Schaub lands a couple of right hands. Schaub moves to half guard. Johnson continues to throw from the bottom. Schaub maintains top position. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Schaub.
Round 3: Schaub steps in with a jab. Johnson misses with a right hand. They clinch. Johnson pushes him away. Johnson is stalking with his right hand cocked. Schaub drops down and gets a double leg takedown. Johnson landing shots from the bottom. The referee stands them up. Johnson misses with a big right hand. Schaub takes him down. Schaub works in Johnson’s half guard. Schaub advances to the mount position. Johnson hip escapes back to half guard. Schaub lands left hands. He looks for a head and arm choke but gives it up. Two minutes remain in the round. Johnson works back to full guard. Johnson lands an elbow from the bottom and a hammer fist. They scramble and Schaub gets side control. Johnson gets back to half guard while Schaub lands to the body. Schaub staying more active not to get stood up again. Johnson throwing from the bottom. The round ends. The crowd boos. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Schaub.
The judges score the fight for Schaub by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.