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Demetrious Johnson's Mighty Armbar Is The Stuff That Fight Dreams Are Made Of

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by John Paulo Aguilera | Oct 9, 2017
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People are still freaking out over Demetrious Johnson's impossible finishing move. 

In the fifth round of UFC 216's main event, the flyweight champion threw challenger Ray Borg and followed up with an armbar mid-air, on his way to retaining his title via submission. You've got to see the "Mighty Armbar" to believe it:

Johnson now holds the UFC record for longest active reign with eleven defenses. The "Mighty Mouse" explained to reporters post-match the strategy behind the seemingly improvised maneuver:

"A couple of weeks ago, he (Borg) was saying when somebody's planted, you have to shift their weight, and when they shift their weight, they're light," he told MMAjunkie. "So I kneed him, and then I shook his weight—I shifted his weight, and when he shifted, he went back and threw and elbow, and I was like, 'Got you.'"

You don't have to be a fight fan to be impressed with what Johnson pulled off, and more importantly, accomplished. His greatness inside the Octagon can only be summed up by these tweets:

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As for Borg, that's gotta hurt.

 

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