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UFC St. Louis live blog: Darren Elkins vs. Michael Johnson

Darren Elkins and Michael Johnson
Darren Elkins and Michael Johnson will kick off the UFC St. Louis main card Sunday.
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This is the UFC St. Louis live blog for Darren Elkins vs. Michael Johnson, a featherweight bout at Sunday’s UFC event at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Elkins, who has won five fights in a row, will fight Johnson, who has lost four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC St. Louis live blog below.

Round 1: And the fight is off to a fast start. Elkins and Johnson already trading heavy leather. Johnson pressing Elkins a lot and landing some hard shots. Nice leg kick by Johnson followed by a right hand. Four minutes left. Oh, Johnson connects witha left hand. Johnson looks to have found Elkins’s timing. A on-two lands for Johnson. The pace of the fight is slowing down a bit. Three minutes left. Elkins is now bleeding from his nose. Nice jab by Elkins. Godd left hand by Johnson. Johnson doing most of the pressuring. Johnson has been very effective with his straight left. And Johnson connects with a hard shot, Elkins tries to answer with a super man punch. Thirty seconds left. Man, Johnson is lighting up Elkins on the feet. The bell rings.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Johnson.

Round 2: Here we go, second round. Johnson throws a leg kick but gets grabbed by Elkins and taken down. Elkins working from half guard, lading ground-and-pound. Good control by Elkins. Johnson scrambles but Elkins now takes his back. He’s got a figure four lock around Johnson. Elkins looking for the read naked choke, And he’s got it! Elkins submits Michael Johnson, spoiling Johnson’s featherweight debut.

Official result: Darren Elkins def. Michael Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:22)

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