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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Watch Stream Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga - UFC on Fox 8 #ufcfox8 Demetrious Johnson submits John Moraga, retains UFC flyweight title The UFC flyweight champion successfully retained his title with a dominant all-round performance, finishing challenger John Moraga on Saturday at Key Arena in Seattle with an arm bar with just 1:17 left in the fifth round, the latest submission win in UFC title fight history.
Moraga had derided Johnson before the fight for not being a finisher. Johnson, though, was far ahead and still looking to finish as the fight wound down. He could have held on and coasted to an easy win, but he retained the belt in style.
Demetrious Johnson celebrates his win. (USA Today)The low-key Johnson, though, wasn't making much of it. It was all in a day's work for him.
He wasn't, he said, looking for a finish to prove a point.
"You know, it wasn't important to me at all," Johnson said. "I'm here to fight, and like I said, if a finish comes to me, I'm going to take it. I feel great and it was a show of what is to come."
Johnson has now beaten Joseph Benavidez, John Dodson and Moraga in title fights and has looked increasingly better each time.