The 3rd round began as more of the same. Johnson took Moraga to the ground and continuing to attempt for submissions, but Moraga gamely fought onward. Moraga would attempt a clinch take down, but would once again be reversed and end on his back.
Moraga did end up getting at take down late in the third, but went nowhere with it. In the 4th, it seemed to be the same for the challenger. until he hit a perfectly timed counter right cross. He pursued the champion, but again, was taken down and the damage he inflicted was all for naught.
The 5th round spelled doom for Moraga. After Johnson landed his tenth take down in the fight, he controlled and beat on Moraga until there was just two minutes left in the round. On an attempted arm bar, Moraga was caught in Johnson’s grip. He submitted to the hold and Johnson successfully retained his championship in a dominant outing.
Though the future is not clear for Johnson,what is known is that any future challengers are going to be facing an incredibly dominant young champion that shows no signs of slowing down.