Johnson opened this round with a low kick inside. Bagautinov went back to what his game plan appeared to be, which was pressing Johnson against the fence in a never ending clinch that everyone hated.
The referee included.
Once prompted, Demetrious blasted away with a knee that hit dead center in the forehead and woke everyone up. They reset in the middle and exchanged lightning fast punches and kicks with PERFECT TECHNIQUE, according to Joe Rogan.
Bagautinov grabbed the champion up and threw him down for a takedown but, as before, he was unable to do anything once he got Johnson to the mat.
"Mighty Mouse" responded by hopping back up and hitting some knees.