It was another 24 minutes and 59 seconds of dominance Saturday night at Bell Centre in Montreal, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title for the sixth time, submitting a game but overmatched Kyoji Horiguchi in the UFC 186 main event.
The finish was the latest ever in UFC history.
Horiguchi wore off any nervous energy at the start with several kicks, allowing him to get into a rhythm. In the second minute, Johnson got into the action by catching one of those kicks and pushing the challenger into the fence.
After little action there, Johnson pushed off his foe and the fight went back to long range, this time with the champion playing the aggressor. This tactic worked, as he fired off a flurry and then scored a takedown. Horiguchi battled his way upright and caught Johnson with a couple hard shots, capping off the first round.
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