Tonight, at UFC on FOX 9, Demetrious Johnson defended his title in spectacular fashion by knocking out Joseph Benavidez in the very first round. Tonight was the first time Benavidez had ever been finished in his MMA career. A powerful right hook from Demetrious sent Benavidez crumbling to the mat unconscious. After some unnecessary follow up shots, John McCarthy finally stepped in. Tonight’s win 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.
Both men sat down with Jon Anik, Brian Stann,and Chael Sonnen afterwards to talk about their wins and their future. Johnson spoke about his preparation for this fight, and how he still believes there is improvements to be made. Urijah talks about the possibility of fighting in a ‘super fight’ against Frankie Edgar, and wanting the winner of the Bantamweight title bout between Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao.