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Mighty Mouse Johnson Retains Flyweight Title At UFC 174

Andrew Ravens

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“Mighty Mouse” Johnson is truly one of a kind. He kept Bagautinov guessing this entire fight. Bagautinov could not keep up with the speed of DJ. He could not land any strikes, if he could get DJ down, Johnson would get right back up and the clinch, well forget about it. All fight, DJ was landing nice knees to the body, knees to the face.

Bagautinov did get a good takedown in the third, which was a slam. However, DJ jumped up like it was nothing. It seemed that Johnson had all the answers to Bagautinov questions and proved once again why he is the Flyweight Champion.

Demetrious Johnson (19-2) has 4 knockouts, seven submissions and 8 decision victories in his MMA career, while he has never been finished in a fight. He made his UFC debut at UFC 126 – Silva vs. Belfort

Feb / 05 / 2011 against Norifumi Yamamoto which he won by via unanimous decision. He went through the flyweight tournament by beating Ian McCall and then beat Joseph Benavidez to win the Flyweight title via split decision at UFC 152 – Jones vs. Belfort on Sep / 22 / 2012.

He would defend his title three times and won all three of those fights. He beat John Dodson via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 6 – Johnson vs. Dodson on Jan / 26 / 2013, John Moraga via submission at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013 and then Joseph Benavidez via knockout at UFC on Fox 9 – Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 on Dec / 14 / 2013.

Ali Bagautinov (13-2) has five knockouts, four submissions and four decision victories, while he has never been finished in a fight.

Prior to joining the UFC he was on an eight fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini which he won via TKO at UFC Fight Night – Teixeira vs. Bader
Sep / 04 / 2013.

In his next two fights he beat Tim Elliott via unanimous decision at UFC 167 – St. Pierre vs. Hendricks on Nov / 16 / 2013 and then John Lineker via unanimous decision at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.


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