Johnson begins by exploring the range with his left jab, but Martinez marches him back with a right hand. Martinez flurries and drives into a body lock, pressing Johnson's back to the cage. Johnson turns him around but Martinez pulls off a nifty lateral drop and claims half guard. Martinez crossfaces Johnson hard and grinds his forearm into his face. Martinez flurries for a moment but can't land with real substance. Sensing Martinez is tired, Johnson backs him down with the long jab and heavy shots behind it. Martinez gets sloppy in pursuit of ground and pound and Johnson shrimps away, getting back to his feet. Martinez walks himself back to the fence and the UFC and Strikforce veteran unloads on him with both hands. A right hook to the body bends Martinez over, a right uppercut rocks him worse and a left hook puts him down on the mat. Johnson dives and follows up with right hands and referee Dan Miragliotta is all over it.
Lavar Johnson def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (Punches) R1 4:22