Learn on for UFC 216 co-principal occasion outcomes…
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made historical past within the co-essential occasion of UFC 216 Saturday night time, submitting Ray Borg within the fifth spherical at T-Cellular Area to retain his crown for the eleventh time, breaking his tie with Anderson Silva for many profitable title defenses in UFC historical past.
It was one other grasp class by Washington’s Johnson, the UFC’s first and solely one hundred twenty five-pound champion and holder of the belt since September 2012.
Johnson peppered Borg with a number of leg kicks to open the struggle, with a takedown following with three:forty remaining. Borg received to his ft shortly and tried his personal takedown, however Johnson received free and scrambled his means into the highest place on the mat. There, Johnson stored his eyes open for a submission try, and whereas nothing introduced itself, the champion was capable of safe the spherical.
Borg went on the assault to start out the second stanza, and was capable of shut the space and clinch with Johnson towards the fence. With ninety seconds gone, Borg obtained the takedown. Johnson rose and Borg took his again, however the champion eluded hassle and put the challenger on the mat. After some good groundwork by Johnson, the 2 rose briefly earlier than one other takedown by “Mighty Mouse.”
Johnson placed on a groundfighting clinic within the third, as he started to tug away with the struggle. Borg was recreation all through, however he had few solutions for the champion.
Borg acquired a slam to open the fourth spherical, letting Johnson know that he wasn’t completed but. Johnson didn’t keep on his again lengthy, although, and a subsequent elbow minimize Borg as he moved again into the highest place. With three minutes left, the 2 rose and clinched towards the fence, and shortly after, Johnson took Borg again to the mat twice, including to his lead heading into the ultimate body.
It was extra of the identical in spherical 5, after which in typical Johnson fashion, he pulled off one thing spectacular, as he picked Borg up and threw him down, and within the course of grabbed the challenger’s arm. Borg tried to flee, however the armbar was too tight, and the challenger tapped out at three:15 of the fifth and last spherical.
With the win, the 31-yr-previous Johnson improves to 27-2-1. The 24-yr-previous Borg falls to eleven-three.