Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki oversees this welterweight affair. The pair keeps distance early. Brenneman tries to duck and clinch. He misses, but he shoots on a Johnson kick. Johnson sprawls well and presses Brenneman into the floor. Brenneman on his knees. Johnson working in short elbows and punches. Knee to the ribs. Brenneman is trying to move, but Johnson is keeping heavy pressure from back-side control. Brenneman rolls to his back and takes half-guard. He tries for a guillotine on his left side. Halfway into the round. Johnson backs away and lands a head kick as Brenneman gets to his feet. He scrambles up again, and Johnson floors him again with a high kick. He's down, and Yamasaki calls it as Johnson walks away to celebrate. Brenneman doesn't like the stop. Tough call. He was hurt, but he was looking to defend.
Anthony Johnson def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:49.