ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Going into UFC 197, Demetrious Johnson was the undisputed king of the flyweight division. He was the first ever UFC champion in the division, claiming the title in 2012 against Joseph Benavidez. In the years that followed, he has not lost it once, defending the belt seven times in a row.

Henry Cejudo meanwhile was one of the fastest rising prospects in MMA. An olympic gold medalist has won ten in a row since his MMA debut in 2013, including four in the UFC.

The two met in the co-main event of UFC 197.

Round One:

Cejudo takes control of the center of the Octagon. He may be looking to trap Mighty Mouse against the cage.

The two clinch, and surprisingly, Johnson seems very comfortable there, landing a big hook as they break. Johnson looks high for a head kick but it's blocked.

The two go back into the clinch, and Cejudo finds the first takedown of the fight. Johnson opts for an open guard, and kicks Cejudo off of him, getting back to his feet.

Johnson takes it back into the clinch, and looks for knees. Mighty Mouse is finding some big knees and punches.

He stuns Cejudo, chases him down to the edge of the cage, and finishes his opponent off in the first round with ground and pound punches. Mighty Mouse defends the title with a first round TKO!

Result: Demetrious Johnson def. Henry Cejudo via TKO.


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