Tonight, at UFC on FOX 9, Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez once again. This time, he showed off his incredible power by knocking out Benavidez in round 1. Tonight was the first time Benavidez had ever been finished. A powerful right hook from Demetrious sent Benavidez crumbling to the mat out cold. After some unnecessary follow up shots, John McCarthy finally stepped in. That makes it two finishes in a row for the Flyweight champion on Fox.
In the co-main event of the evening, Urijah Faber staked his claim as the #1 contender for the Bantamweight title. After rocking Michael McDonald with a right hook, Faber latched on his patented guillotine and forced McDonald to tap out in the second round. Tonight’s win makes it four in a row for Faber. He looked incredible tonight in dispatching of the young lion that is Michael McDonald. Faber will most definitely get another crack at UFC gold.
Overall, it was a solid night of fights for the UFC and the stars delivered. The post fight press conference for UFC on FOX 9 will be streamed live below: