"Ali is tough," said Johnson post-fight. "I just wanted to keep pushing. I'm the king and I'm going to stay that way as long as I can."
Johnson used a clinch throughout the fight, landing countless knees during the 25 minute contest. By the end of the fifth round, Johnson didn't appear to have a scratch unlike Bagautinov who was riddled with red marks from repeated blows.
After a failed attempt to win the bantamweight title, Johnson cut weight to join the new UFC flyweight division. He has six wins as a flyweight and four title defenses.
Bagautinov had won 11 in a row before meeting Johnson. He's now 13-3 and 3-1 under the UFC banner.
The flyweight championship headlined UFC 174. The fight also marked the first time the belt was challenged on a PPV card. For play-by-play of UFC 174, please click here.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/jhnUMV
Will WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Air Live On The WWE Network?
Top WWE Diva Working Injured Again, Friend Of Brock Lesnar At Monday's WWE RAW, Noelle Foley Video
Triple H Announces WWE NXT Live Event For NYC
Dan Spivey Weighs In On Health-Related Lawsuits Against WWE, Praises Rehab Assistance Program
Chris Jericho Plays "Shotgun, Trunk Or Bus Stop"; Choices Are CM Punk, Goldberg And RVD
WWE Tough Enough's Alex On Two Reasons He Was Voted Off, His "Knowledge" Comment, More
Views From The Turnbuckle: WWE's Character Problem And Why New Japan Can Help
WWE Sues Hall Of Famers And Other Legends
Backstage Update On WrestleMania 32 Main Event Plans, Possible 2016 WWE Hall Of Famer, More
Stone Cold Steve Austin Tells Unreal Story About Having To Call 911 Over A Fall Recently
John Cena Vs. Kevin Owens Correction, Detailed Report Of WWE Live Event In Singapore
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Congratulates New TNA Champion EC3