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UFC Vegas 12 video: Miles Johns flattens Kevin Natividad with one punch in third

UFC Fight Night: Johns v Natividad Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Miles Johns was on his way to a comfortable decision victory over Kevin Natividad. Then one punch changed everything in their UFC Vegas 12 opener.

An uppercut knocked Natividad to the ground in a near backflip and sent his mouthpiece flying at the 2:51 mark of the opening frame, giving Johns his second UFC win and putting him back in the win column.

Here’s the finish:

Johns previous UFC appearance ended in the wrong kind of highlight-reel finish; Mario Bautista caught him with a flying knee and finished him off with ground and pound in February.

This time out, Johns kept a persistent jab against Natividad, whose octagon debut against Brian Kelleher was canceled this past month due to a positive COVID-19 test. Additionally, he used takedown attempts and fence pressure to keep Natividad from racking up too much offense.

It was a solid attack, but it was when they separated from the clinch in the third round that Johns unleashed his most devastating weapon. Johns has now won 2-3 in the octagon, while Natividad sees a five-fight streak snapped.

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