Demetrious Johnson continued to solidify his status as the world's greatest flyweight, routing fourth-ranked Russian Ali Bagautinov in the main event at UFC 174 on Saturday night in Vancouver, British Colombia.
Johnson utilized his physical gifts and his extensive box of tools to outclass Puncher King for the better part of five rounds en route to a unanimous decision and his fourth title defense at 125 pounds.
With no challengers left in the UFC's top-five rankings whom Johnson hasn't beaten, it appears that Mighty Mouse may find himself in a rematch after a long and deserving vacation.
— Fighters Only (@FightersOnly) June 15, 2014
In the night's co-main event, 24-year-old Canadian Rory MacDonald upset surging former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler Tyron Woodley in a one-sided affair.
MacDonald picked up where he left off in the second and third rounds in his last win over Demian Maia. He confidently controlled the range and pace of the fight while using his 2.5-inch reach advantage to pepper Woodley with effective strikes in each round.
Woodley's wrestling seemed ineffective against MacDonald, and by the middle of Round 2, it looked clear that The Chosen One couldn't match MacDonald's gas tank.
Woodley, however, didn't fret following the disappointing loss that halted his impressive two-fight winning streak. In fact, he took to Twitter after the fight to congratulate MacDonald.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 15, 2014