No, the headline above is not metaphorical, as UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson literally tapped out Kyoji Horiguchi with one second remaining tonight at UFC 186.
Horiguchi kept Johnson on his toes early on with his elusive approach, but as the fight moved into the middle frames, the champ began to dominate the action with takedowns. By the end of the bout, it was clear Johnson was going to cruise to a unanimous decision win, but with one second remaining, he hit a fight ending armbar.
In the card’s co-headliner, “Rampage” Jackson was unable to score a highlight reel finish in his UFC return, but he did out strike Fabio Maldonado for the UD win.
In another pivotal fight, Michael Bisping recovered from an early knockdown, and managed to work his way to a decision win over CB Dollaway.
Here are the complete results from UFC 186, which was hosted by Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Demetrious Johnson def. Kyoji Horiguchi via submission (armbar) R5, 4:59
“Rampage”Jackson def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Bisping def. C.B. Dollaway via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Makdessi def. Shane Campbell by TKO (punches) R1, 4:53
Thomas Almeida def. Yves Jabouin via TKO (punches) R1, 4:18
Patrick Cote def. Joe Riggs via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexis Davis def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) R2, 1:52
Chad Laprise def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. David Michaud via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:24
Nordine Taleb def. Chris Clements via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Valerie Letourneau def. Jessica Rakoczy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Randa Markos def. Aisling Daly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)