Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz demolition was the artist on Saturday.
Cruz kept his 135-pound title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a unanimous decision against Demetrius, “Mighty Mouse” Johnson on the ground. Cruz was the fourth successful title defense, more than any other bantamweight champion for a major promotion in mixed martial arts.
Two judges scored the bout 50-45. A scorecard was 49-46.
Shares of Johnson in trade is his ability to put opponents back with quick takedowns, but the champion turned the tables on him. Cruz scored takedowns each round, mounted on Johnson and several times tried to keep pinned him against the cage.