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UFC 174: Kajan Johnson Vs. Tae Hyun Bang

ufc 174

Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang

Lightweights Kajan Johnson (19-10-1) and Tae Hyun Bang (16-8) meet up next inside the Octagon.

Johnson is making his debut and is 7-1-1 in his last nine, but has not fought since 2011. He lost to Rory MacDonald via TKO back in 2007. Bang dropped his initial Octagon fight to Mairbek Taisumov in January via decision.

Round 1: Johnson showing off his striking, landing a right hand to start. Head kick from Johnson, but Bang catches it and tries for a takedown to no avail. Another big kick from Johnson, who shoots and scores with a single-leg takedown. Bang hanging on to the neck, but is in side control. He reverses with it and nearly locks up a possible anaconda or north-south choke. Counter lands by Bang and he has Johnson hurt. He pounces, going now got a choke. He spins to the back but is being defended from taking it completely. Johnson rolls under for a leg-lock, loses it but is able to get to his feet. Bang with a right that connects. Johnson with a big right hand and he follows up, scoring a takedown and moving directly into side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: Bang winging and he lands, hurting Johnson. He shots for a takedown and gets his neck caught again. Roll over by Bang and he is back in side control. Blood pouring out of the nose of Bang. Not sure where that happened, as he wasn’t hit by anything of significance. Johnson now has the back. Bang to his feet, as it was a short elbow that did the damage. Bang again as the neck while in guard, but he’s unable to spin this time. They both stand and Johnson also has a cut opened up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 3: Bang pushing forward, as the bleeding has been stopped from both fighters. Johnson comes in too hard and gets countered, falling to the canvas for a brief moment. Out of nowhere, Bang with a huge right-hand that knocks Johnson out cold. He caught a head kick, walked through it and landed the right.

Tae Hyun Bang def. Kajan Johnson via KO (right-hand) at 2:01 of Round 3