UFC 227: Cejudo takes split decision against Johnson, becomes new flyweight champion
UFC 227 featured a twelve-fight card held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Cali on August 5 (Aug. 4 in the US). Two championship belts were contested on the top of the bill.
In the main event the defending UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw faced the former title holder Cody Garbrandt. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout ended prior the final bell.
Dillashaw retained his belt scoring the first-round stoppage win with knee and punches. In addition, he took the second win against Garbrandt.
In the co-main event Demetrious Johnson was making his 12th consecutive flyweight title defense against Henry Cejudo. After five rounds of action a split decision went in favor of the latter, who became a new champion in the division, as well as took a revenge for the defeat suffered at UFC 197.
Also on the main card featherweight Renato Moicano submitted Cub Swanson in the first round. As well, JJ Aldrich earned a unanimous decision against Polyana Viana at women’s strawweight. In addition, Thiago Santos similarly defeated Kevin Holland at middleweight. The complete results can be found below.
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T.J. Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via first-round TKO (Knee and punches, R1 4:17)
Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Renato Moicano def. Cub Swanson via first-round submission (Rear-naked choke, R1 4.15)
JJ Aldrich def. Polyana Viana via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Thiago Santos def. Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 29-26)
Pedro Munhoz def. Brett Johns via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sheymon Moraes def. Matt Sayles via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Alex Perez def. Jose Torres via first-round KO (Punches, R1 3:36)
Zhang Weili def. Danielle Taylor via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren via second-round TKO (Punches, R2 4:53)