Demetrious Johnson crowned first ever UFC Flyweight champion | UFC News

September 22, 2012 9:27 pm 20 Comments

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.

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