Fight fans were given a treat on Oct. 7 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its way to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. for UFC 216. In the night’s main event, Tony Ferguson submitted Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title. While the pay-per-view main event had many fans on their feet, the night’s c-main event made UFC history.
In the night’s co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was on the verge of his career defining moment. The fighter was a single title defense away from breaking Anderson “The Spider” Silva’s coveted UFC record.
For the momentous occasion, Johnson faced off against tough contender Ray Borg. “Mighty Mouse” put on a dominant display over his opponent, not allowing Borg a moment to recover from the overwhelming pressure.
In the end, Johnson finished his opponent with a dazzling aerial armbar, putting an exclamation point on the story of his record breaking victory. With 11 consecutive title defenses, “Mighty Mouse” has now surpassed “The Spider.”
That being said, it would appear that Demetrious Johnson was actually dealing with an injury all the while. After beating Borg, as revealed by MMA Weekly, Johnson revealed that he has been dealing with a knee injury as of late.