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Round 1: They touch gloves and get things started. Sass tries a flying knee, just trying to close distance. He goes for the takedown and Johnson avoids, popping him with a right hand for his trouble. Johnson wanting nothing to do with Sass’ ground game early on, dumping him to the mat and walking away. Johnson lands a slick straight right hand counter shot, then a nice knee. Johnson showing some very solid stand-up, countering with hard shots and knocking Sass off balance with leg kicks. Sass trying desperately to lure Johnson to the mat, but Johnson is keeping his head and fighting his fight so far. Sass finally pulls Johnson to the mat and looks to isolate Johnson’s left leg. Sass adjusts the hold and cranks, forcing Johnson to tap.
Paul Sass defeated Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) at 3:00 of round 1