Long time UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson put his 125-pound title on the line against Henry Cejudo in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 227 event in Los Angeles.
The fight served as a title fight rematch, as “Mighty Mouse” had previously defeated Cejudo via first-round TKO at UFC 197 in April of 2016.
Tonight’s rematch was much different when compared to the pairs first encounter. Johnson utilized his fantastic speed to land a plethora of strikes on Cejudo. However, Henry was able to score some timely takedowns and work his wrestling to even up the scorecards going into round five.
Loving these scrambles @ufc
— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) August 5, 2018
Damn I got 2-2! #UFC227
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) August 5, 2018
In the final round Cejudo was able to combine a takedown with a late flurry to sway two of the three judges in his favor.
Henry Cejudo ended Johnson’s twelve fight win streak via split-decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).
Check out how the pros reacted to Cejudo’s impressive title-earning performance below:
— Darren Elkins (@DarrenElkinsMMA) August 5, 2018
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