Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson continues to make his case for being the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC. The latest addition to his resume? A record for most successful title defenses in UFC history. Before UFC 216 he was tied with the legendary Anderson Silva with 10. And in Las Vegas tonight he moved past Silva with a dominating win over Ray Borg.
Borg never managed to get much going as Johnson peppered him with leg and body kicks on the feet and positioned himself for endless submissions on the ground. The best we could say for Borg was that he came out game at the start of every round. But at the end of those rounds, he was always on the canvas with Johnson on top of him. After five rounds where Johnson rarely lost control, he jumped on an armbar out of nowhere to force an eventual tap out of Borg at the 1:48 mark. It was a fantastic finish that will be a worthy highlight for Johnson’s record breaking moment.