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Saturday, 09/22/2012, 09:27 pm

Demetrious Johnson crowned first ever UFC Flyweight champion | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis
Today UFC fans saw history unfold as Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in the co-main event of UFC 152 to become the first ever UFC Flyweight champion by way of split decision. Dana White spoke after the fight saying that “Mighty Mouse looked amazing!”

26 year old Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall in the UFC’s first ever Flyweight tournament on two occasions before defeating Joseph Benavidez tonight to make UFC history

Johnson scored multiple takedowns throughout the fight and almost finished Benavidez with a knee that barely missed in the second round, and managed to escape two submission attempts in the fourth round.


20 Responses to “Demetrious Johnson crowned first ever UFC Flyweight champion | UFC News”

  1. Pancho says:

    He didnt almost finish Benevidez… Lol. Benevidez almost finished HIM

  2. CMUSMC says:

    Almost finished with a knee that missed? Well shit chael sonnen almost finished anderson silva with a spinning back fist, Dan hardy almost finished GSP with a overhand right, Forrest griffen almost finished silva with a flurry that silva dodged, silva almost finished maia and leites with punches he could have thrown and BJ penn could have finished Edgar with anyone of his missed shots…. Who let you write articles?

  3. Dan Jenkins says:

    Good on ya Mighty Mouse and Benavides you two put on a good fight congrats to Johnson on the win

  4. Frankie says:

    i hate how johnson fights hes pretty much playing running man. he’s afriad to trade with anyone toe to toe. i also doubt that knee would of finished benavidez

    • DMAC says:

      I agree! I’m not a fan of his fight style. He’ll hold that belt for a minute the way he fights.

      • dave says:

        he fights the same as dominic cruz…people like him,,i think he is a fukin joke,,either this 125 shits could beat him

        • no says:

          Sorry but Dominic Cruz is a WAYYYY better fighter than “Mighty Mouse”. He has way better technique and will sit in the pocket while dodging punches… Mighty mouse runs around the outside of the ring and counterpunches, while Dom will control the center of the octagon. You just have no respect for the game or technique. Why don’t you just go watch Bellator or something so you can see knockout after knockout with no technique..

  5. Ddddddd says:

    Man good fight, Benivides couldn’t help but
    chase. It’s like a little dog that bites your
    ankle and then just barely stays out of range.

  6. Dick Diaz says:

    even though I wouldn’t have booed during this fight… it was a bit boring.

  7. Saber says:

    I definitely wasn’t booing during the fight, but I was very disappointed. If you’re going to draws and split decisions in a title tournament, you should change your style. Benavidez always goes for the finish, and it sucks he couldn’t get it. Now, Mighty Mouse will be a poor representation of the flyweight division, as it will look like guys bouncing around slapping eachother for 25 minutes. Johnson will be just like the one man to use that technique better than he does, he’ll become the flyweight Dominick Cruz with his pitter-patter point punches.

  8. Hercule says:

    Was a very annoying disappointing fight. Never liked Mighty Mouse, hate his fighting style and how he represents himself and how he’s repping the flyweights with his style. He looked like a hyper little kid slapping and kicking and running around the whole time. Also seriously what is with that weird poses he does when they announce him. They look so stupid and then he was doing them as Dana was trying to put the belt on him.

  9. B-rad says:

    Whats with all the hate? When two fighters are so evenly matched then a lot of time it is just them cancelling out each others offense. Mighty Mouse isnt a boring fighter by any means, he is ridicoulsy fast and doesnt have 1 punch KO power, so you have to be technical and cant get sucked into a brawl.

  10. OF says:

    I wanted Benavidez to win, I’m not worried, they’ll eventually fight again, and hopefully Benavidez will win in exciting fashion, no disrespect to mighty mouse at all, just not a fan of his fighting style.

  11. RNC says:

    Oh so these are the morons Dana was talking about, people who can’t appreciate a technical fight or fighter there was only one sub par fight on this card and it was Hamil vs. Hollet

  12. ASE says:

    Almost finished him with a knee that missed? WTF does that mean?

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