Despite being down on the judges scorecards, Ali Bagautinov was locked in the forever clinch with Demetrious Johnson once again in round five.
It did him no favors.
The two were mostly at a stalemate save for Johnson having his way moving the challenger around and landing knees, both to the head and to the body. Bagautinov attempted a takedown and Johnson screamed out in either pain or great effort.
The referee checked and apparently Johnson said he was okay.
With just over one minute to go, Johnson continually fired knees. Bagautinov got away and looked to land a hard shot but the champion responded with a wheel kick.
The stats were shown at this point and they left no doubt who won this match-up.