It had been a long layoff for Damacio Page but he didn't show the effects of his time out of the cage in the first round. Page used his patented attacking style to force Johnson into uncomfortable exchanges on the feet and Page even got several big slam takedowns. Johnson was far from outclassed in the opening five minutes but he certainly was on the losing end of the round.
In the second round Page appeared to be tiring a little bit. But it may have been a very hard low blow by Johnson that had a bigger impact on the remaining action than anything. Page was given five minutes to recover from the groin shot and certainly continued fighting hard but he appeared to have a lot taken out of him. Johnson began working takedowns and a very solid ground and pound game.
In the third round Johnson continued to come on hard and eventually managed to catch Damacio's neck with a guillotine choke. Johnson moved to mount and cranked the choke until Page was forced to submit.
It was a major upset for Johnson and one that will move him closer to a big fight down the road.