Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury
Herb Dean is our referee. Jury finds his range with an outside leg kick. Johnson ducks under a wild right. Jury fakes a right hook and trips Johnson to the ground, landing in half guard. Jury advances to mount. Johnson escapes back to half guard. Johnson controlling Jury's left arm and trying to defend. Jury frees his arm and unloads a flurry of unanswered punches to Johnson's head. Johnson scrambles, but Jury continues to rain down elbows from the top. Jury briefly looks for a kimura before transitioning to side control. Jury deftly advances to mount and hunts for a rear-naked choke as the horn sounds.
Johnson light on his feet to open the second frame. Jury dodges a looping right. Johnson tentatively tosses out a high kick. Head kick lands clean for Jury. Johnson blocks a shot and unloads a counter right hook. Johnson tags Jury with a short punch. Jury catches a kick and drags Johnson to the mat. Jury works a few short elbows from the top. Jury postures up before uncorking another big elbow. The crowd starting to get restless at the lack of action. Johnson seems content to just hold on while Jury patiently continues to attack.
Johnson opens aggressively. A lunging right finds its mark, and another. Jury clinches up and immediately trips Johnson to the ground, landing in half guard. Jury advances to side control. Johnson once again unable to mount any defense or sense of urgency underneath Jury. Jury unloads a volley of left hands while looking to seize Johnson's back. Johnson slips back into half guard, but eats another flurry of strikes to the head in the process. Jury is absolutely stifling. Jury briefly advances into mount before Johnson stands and clutches for a last-second guillotine, but it's too little, too late.
Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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