Pedro Munhoz is a solid contender in the bantamweight division, having won four of his last five fights. Brett Johns is coming off the first loss of his career but still has a sparkling 15-1 record.
Round 1. Johns throws out a few jabs before shooting in for the takedown. Munhoz defends well. Munhoz connects with some strong punches, and Johns answers back. Both men are landing some clean punches in the exchanges. They’re principally boxing, with Munhoz mixing in more kicks. Johns goes for a takedown, but it is easily blocked. 10-9 Munhoz.
Round 2. Munhoz comes in with some punches, and Johns connects with a knee at the end of the exchange. Munhoz lands a couple hard kicks to the leg, and Johns begins to limp noticeably. That could be a real problem for Johns. Munhoz then drops Johns with a kick to the body and swarms with punches on the ground. The referee could stop the fight for sure but elects not to, and Munhoz has to slow his pace. Munhoz looks for a guillotine choke but loses it. On the feet, Munhoz drops Johns with another leg kick. Munhoz looks for a heel hook on the ground but doesn’t get it. Munhoz continues to attack the leg, and Johns is in big trouble. Johns, recognizing the problem, opens up with power punches looking to land a fight ending punch. Munhoz answers back. and they end up in a brutal brawl. Munhoz drops Johns with a punch and follows with more big punches on the ground. Johns survives to the end, a testament to his toughness. 10-8 Munhoz.