Round 1 – Benavidez takes the center and keeps his hands high. Johnson moving in and out of range as he looks for a level. He gets in on a single leg, but Benavidez pulls away. Benavidez trying to keep things in the center of the cage. He firing big shots that Johnson is largely avoiding. Benavidez mixing in kicks, as well. He’s starting to press, and Johnson lands a big right. Benavidez is out. Shocking finish for the champ in an impressive win.
Result: Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:08