Charles Johnson will be a 2023 UFC trivia question after getting a finish in the first fight of the year.
Johnson took on Jimmy Flick — who returned to the octagon after a short retirement — in the opening bout of UFC Vegas 67 at the APEX. In the opening stanza, Johnson was able to find his way on top of Flick, where he delivered a series of elbows that busted up his opponent before the referee stepped in to stop it.
Check out below the end of the fight between the former LFA champions.
Charles Johnson starts off 2023 with a TKO #UFCVegas67 pic.twitter.com/piIRPAaps4
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 14, 2023
After losing his UFC London debut to Muhammad Mokaev, Johnson now has two wins in a row, including a split victory over Zhalgas Zhumagulov. The 32-year-old, who revealed in his post-fight interview that he is about to welcome a baby girl into the world, is 6-1 over his past seven fights.
Flick looked to start a comeback story after a surprising retirement in April 2021, but, despite protesting the stoppage, had his four-fight win streak snapped.