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Johnson edges out Benavidez to become first UFC flyweight champ

Mighty Mouse, Demetrious Johnson has shocked the odds-makers as he takes out the Alpha Male standout Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 in front of the enthusiastic Toronto crowd.

It was a back and forth war spanning five rounds that had Benavidez coming close to earning a guillotine tap after a right hook dropped Johnson in the fourth. Benavidez was unable to finish however as Johnson was able to scramble out. Regardless, the now crowned Demetrious Johnson was able to earn the judges nod via split-decision.

Official:Demetrious Johnson defeats Joseph Benavidez via split-decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

The newly crowned champ may carry a recent loss against current bantamweight champ Dominck Cruz, but other than that, he has looked unbeatable. The UFC will have a tough job ahead of them finding a deserving opponent to challenge Demetrious for the title. Rematch or any other suggestions?

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