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SACRAMENTO, Calif. Swingman Nikola Mirotic Jersey . -- Demetrious Johnson had a little something to show anybody who still doubts the UFCs small guys can produce big knockouts. Johnson stopped Joseph Benavidez with a devastating right hand in the first round Saturday night, defending his UFC flyweight title and capping a dominant year for the 5-foot-3 champion known as Mighty Mouse. With his third win of the year, Johnson (19-2-1) remained the only champion in the history of the UFCs lightest mens division. But he did it in a fashion almost nobody expected, catching Benavidez (19-4) directly in the face with an unblocked punch and knocking the challenger senseless 2:08 into the fight. "A lot of people say I dont have knockout power, but Im always getting better," Johnson said. "I just let it go, and I was happy to get the finish." Local favourites Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes also won on a card stacked with mixed martial artists from Northern California, but Johnson -- from the Seattle area -- silenced Benavidezs hometown crowd by winning a rematch against a fighter who inspired him to get into the sport. Benavidez appeared to be out cold before he hit the canvas, and Johnson landed several additional punches before the referee stepped in. Johnson beat Benavidez by split decision in Toronto 15 months ago, claiming the UFCs first flyweight title in a tight matchup. Johnson defended his title twice earlier this year against John Dodson and John Moraga, but Benavidez earned his way back to a title shot with three straight victories this year, the last two by impressive stoppage. "If people want to see me as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, thats totally fine," Johnson said. "My job is to go back in the gym and keep working. It was a great year for me. Had a couple of great fights, and Im happy to come away with this knockout. ... It would be awesome to be the fighter of the year for 2013, but my goal is just to keep on getting better and win fights." Faber stopped Michael McDonald in the second round, knocking the younger bantamweight into the side of the cage with punches before finishing with a guillotine choke. Mendes fought off an illness to beat Nik Lentz by decision. Lightweight Joe Lauzon opened the televised card by beating Mac Danzig in a bloody unanimous decision. Faber (30-6) was fighting in his hometown for the first time in nine bouts since April 2010, and for the first time under the UFC banner. He was a champion in the lighter-weight WEC promotion before it was absorbed by the UFC, and he appears to be rounding into championship form again in the 135-pound division. "People say Im old, but Im 34," Faber said. "Look at what people are doing in their 40s and 50s, and its amazing. The guys on my team prepared me so well for this fight that I never doubted I would get the victory." The Sacramento crowd roared throughout Fabers ring walk to his trademark song, 2Pacs "California Love," and they actively booed McDonald, whos from nearby Modesto. Faber took charge from the opening moments, controlling the fight on the ground and in standup. Faber caught McDonald with punches early in the second round and again midway through the round, knocking his stumbling opponent of the side of the cage with the force of his blows. Faber pounced on the prone McDonald and finished it with one of his trademark chokes, thrilling the crowd. "There is a real sense of community here in Sacramento," Faber said. "We have a lot to cheer about, and Im glad I get to play a role in that. Michael McDonald is a tremendous opponent and I really look forward to watching his career. Hes got so much potential, but tonight was my night." McDonald (16-3) has lost two of his last three bouts, also losing by submission in a title shot against Renan Barao in February. Mendes (16-1) won without much flair, controlling the first round and largely coasting through the final 10 minutes against Lentz (26-6-2). Mendes, who had stopped his last four opponents, said he had a sinus infection. "After the first round, my lungs felt heavy," Mendes said. "But I just had to power through it. I hit Lentz hard, about as hard as any guy I have ever fought. He kept bouncing back." Lauzon (23-10) won every round for just his second victory in his last five fights, leaving Danzig (22-12-1) with a bloody face and a badly damaged nose after his fourth loss in five bouts. Canadian lightweight Sam Stout won every round in an early decision over Cody McKenzie, who fought in plain white shorts with pockets -- and the price tags still attached until referee Herb Dean ripped them off. McKenzie forgot his shorts at his hotel and had to buy a new pair outside the arena. "Thats one of the weirdest things Ive ever seen, and its even weirder that we let it happen," White said. Swingman Doug McDermott Jersey .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. Bobby Portis Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. http://www.officialbullsshop.us/dennis-rodman-bulls-jersey/ .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Pau Gasol and Nick Young did a remarkable job keeping the Los Angeles Lakers together without their two injured stars. The Golden State Warriors had better take notes, because their injury problems just got worse. Gasol had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Young scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Lakers took advantage of Stephen Currys absence for a 102-95 victory over Golden State on Friday night. Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake scored 14 points apiece as Los Angeles returned from four days off to win consecutive games for the first time all season. Jordan Hill added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers clicked even without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, hitting 11 3-pointers and outworking the prolific Warriors down the stretch. Los Angeles calmly maintained a big lead throughout the fourth quarter of its 11th straight home win over its upstate rival since March 2008. "Were finally finding some consistency," Gasol said. "Were finally putting good efforts mentally and physically together." Gasol had a big offensive game at an opportune time: The Spanish 7-footer pledged $1,000 for every point he scored against the Warriors to UNICEF disaster relief in the Philippines. Gasol acknowledged thinking about his pledge with every basket, and he began the evening with another concern after hearing news of his brother Marcs sprained left knee in Memphis. "I had too many things on my mind," Gasol said. "I definitely had that motivation of scoring tonight for the Philippines. Once I started knocking down those outside shots, it opened things up for me." David Lee had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes scored 20 points in the Warriors second straight loss without Curry, who missed both games with a concussion. Golden State then lost Andre Iguodala, who replaced Curry as the Warriors point guard. Iguodala had six points and six assists before limping to the locker room in the third quarter with a left hamstring injury. "Once I heard a pop, I knew it was serious," Iguodala said. "This one kind of worries me a little bit. Ill take it serious, Im sure. ... Im not even walking right now, so were going to have an MRI (on Saturday)." Klay Thompson scored just two of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Golden State, which struggled to find an offensive flow in Currys absence. Barnes made his third start of the season in Currrys absence, with Iguodala moving over to be Golden States offensive playmaker. Jimmy Butler Jersey. Andrew Bogut added 12 points and 13 rebounds. "We had enough to get it done, and we did not get it done," Golden State coach Mark Jackson said. "Were a no-excuse basketball team, and its just disappointing right now. We cannot walk away with a good taste with how we played and the effort we put forth." Curry banged his head on the court Monday at Utah, forcing him out of Wednesdays game against Memphis and this one. The Lakers know all about injury absences: Bryant still hasnt played since tearing his Achilles tendon during Golden States last visit to Staples Center in April, while Nash is out for at least another week with nerve root irritation. While Youngs second-half offensive burst propelled his team, the Lakers also had one of their better defensive games of the young season, holding the Warriors well under the 103.8 points-per-game average put up by Los Angeles opponents so far this season. "The biggest thing for me is everyone is accepting of the guy in front of him or beside him," Lakers coach Mike DAntoni said. "Everyone is rooting for everyone, and we just didnt have that last year. Obviously we are not as talented, but its a lot better team." Bryant returned to practice with his teammates this week, but wasnt quite ready to begin his 18th NBA season against the team he was facing when his 17th ended. The Lakers took their first lead on Farmars 3-pointer right before the first-quarter buzzer, and they stretched the advantage to 55-46 at halftime with a late 13-5 run. Gasol was effective inside and out while scoring 16 points, and Blake hit two of the Lakers five 3-pointers. Los Angeles then scored the final 12 points of the third quarter after Golden State tied it, with Young hitting a pirouette 3-pointer to cap the rally. The Lakers held the Warriors without a point for more than five minutes, eventually going up 80-65 early in the fourth. NOTES: Lakers C Chris Kaman sat out with a sore back. Warriors C Jermaine ONeal sat out with a bruised knee. ... Serbian rookie Nemanja Nedovic got a bit of playing time in the first half with Curry sidelined, but committed two fouls in his first 17 seconds in the game. ... Former Minneapolis Lakers forward Vern Mikkelsen died Thursday at 85. Mikkelsens name tops a banner at Staples Center honouring Hall of Fame members from the franchises years in Minnesota. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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