John Castaneda scored a massive win at UFC Vegas 47, defeating Miles Johns via submission.
The featured preliminary fight at UFC Vegas 47 on Saturday featured a bantamweight showdown between Miles Johns and John Castaneda.
Both men were coming off wins (two for Johns, a single W for Castaneda), both were looking to build off extremely impressive performances. In the case of Castaneda, he’d finished UFC and WEC veteran Eddie Wineland in his last outing. Johns, for his part, had put on back-to-back Performance of the Night winning shows against Kevin Natividad and Anderson dos Santos.
Round one saw a fair bit of feints early. Neither man seemed overly willing to commit to much outside of leg kicks, with Johns laying a few in early. Castaneda began pressuring over the course of the round and showcased a speed advantage as he clipped Johns on a few occasions with the right hook. Castaneda ended the round with a variety of kicks, highlighting an increase in volume over the course of the round.
Castaneda opened the second round with a groin kick just seconds in. After a brief delay, they were back at it. Johns had a quick flurry, but Castaneda landed a couple of counters that forced him to retreat. He then rocked him with a head kick, but Johns was able to survive after eating some hard shots. Castaneda began to weaponize pressure, and Johns began to wilt. Johns shot for a labored takedown, but was stuffed and then promptly rocked with a right hand. Castaneda landed on top after a scramble but ended the round on the feet after a dominant second frame.
Castaneda quickly got the fight to the ground via a knee knockdown early in round three. He stepped into mount and began working on an arm-triangle choke. Castaneda stepped over once again and sunk the choke fully in. He put Johns to sleep to end the fight and score the biggest win of his career.
What a showing!!!! 👏
Impressive from beginning to end for John Castaneda! 💪
— UFC (@ufc) February 5, 2022
Official Result: John Castaneda def. Miles Johns by technical submission (arm-triangle-choke), Round 1, 1:38