In a fight of shifting momentum, Bruno Souza (9-1) obtained earlier Elijah Johns (7-2) with a split selection in the main event. Souza picked up a pair of 29-28 scores. Johns obtained a 29-28 of his very own.
Johns and Souza came out banging early with significant punches and kicks. Johns experimented with to get inside, but Souza worked kicks. A moment, Johns took Souza to the canvas, but Souza swiftly attacked with a guillotine choke and utilised that danger to get back again to his ft.
In the next round, the momentum appeared to change in Souza’s favor. Johns struggled to land takedowns and Souza utilized that to come across success on the feet. By the end of the middle body, Johns’ experience was a lot marked up and bloody, and Souza’s face didn’t appear to have a mark on it.
Early in the remaining round, Johns once more worked for a takedown, but couldn’t finish it and settled for a clinch on the cage for 90 seconds. He didn’t do much hurt, but he retained Souza’s offense at bay. When Souza lastly broke loose, Johns went immediately after a takedown once again – and ultimately bought it. Souza did his finest to not allow Johns to land a ton of offense, but by placement by yourself Johns was profitable the spherical. As soon as Souza got back again to his ft he managed to sneak in a choke that appeared deep right until Johns popped his head out with a moment left. Souza had yet another choke endeavor late, but could not complete.
The earn was the ninth straight, for Souza, a product of Lyoto Machida’s group, all since dropping his professional debut. Johns, a Fortis MMA products, experienced a five-struggle winning streak snapped.