UFC 130 Results: Demetrious Johnson Edges Miguel Torres In Fantastic Scrap

The second fight of the preliminary card airing on Spike TV at UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill is Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson. This is a bantamweight fight, meaning 135 pounds. Torres is the former WEC bantamweight champion. Both men are experienced UFC competitors. The referee in charge of the action is Josh Rosenthal.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters stand orthodox. Johnson triple jabs his way in, but doesn't do much with it. Torres attempts a trip, but can't get it. Johnson, however, lands a takedown, but Torres sweeps him and is on top in Johnson's half guard. Torres keeping Johnson's shoulders pinned to the mat as he tries to pass side to side. Johnson recaptures full butterfly guard. Johnson hip escapes and now he's on top in half guard. Torres attempts a kneebar in a scramble and then a heel hook, but the scramble continues and now Johnson has Torres' back with a Turk. The scramble continues and Johnson ends on top in Torres' half guard. Close round.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Torres.

ROUND 2 - Outside leg kick by Johnson starts the round. Johnson charges in with punches again, but doesn't land much. However, he uses the short distance to change levels and take Torres down. Torres whizzers hard and nearly stands, but is taken down again. Another butterfly sweep from Torres, but Torres reverses and lands on top. Johnson is nearly triangled, but manages to squeeze out enough space. Torres attempts another butterfly sweep, but Johnson defends. Torres rolls through after a feinted submission attempt, but Johnson stays on top. Johnson spins for a kneebar, but can't get it. However, in the scramble lands in side control.

SBNation.com sores this round 10-9 Johnson.

ROUND 3 - Overhand right lands for Johnson and uses it to dive for Torres legs, yanks the takedown after cutting the corner and gets it. Torres nearly locks up a triangle, but Johnson defends and is back in Torres full guard. Fantastic knee cut across pass by Johnson forces a scramble. Johnson is back on top in Torres' half guard. Torres bases down, but Johnson maintains control and rolls him into full guard. Hip bump sweep is perfectly timed by Torres and he's in full mount on top of Johnson. Johnson creates space and recaptures butterfly guard. Torres moves to half guard now. Johnson tries to roll to his hip and Torres attempts a guilltone, but Johnson breaks free. Johnson lands a takedown at the end. Close round and excellent fight.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Johnson and the fight 29-28 Johnson.

UFC 130 results: Demetrious Johnson defeats Miguel Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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