Michael
Johnson
16-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 16-8-0
Summary: Wrestling and striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Menace
From: St. Louis, MO USA
Fights Out Of: Boca Raton, FL USA
Age: 28
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1107
38% Successful
425
Types of Successful Strikes
0
425
77% Standing
16%
329
70
26
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
45% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
2
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Michael Johnson Mar 8, 2014
48 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Melvin Guillard 22 0 0 0
Win
Gleison Tibau Dec 28, 2013
12 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Johnson 22 0 0 0
Win
Joe Lauzon Aug 17, 2013
25 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Johnson 116 2 0 0
Loss
Reza Madadi Apr 6, 2013
34 4 2 4 R3 Submission
Michael Johnson 20 0 0 0
Loss
Michael Johnson Dec 29, 2012
6 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Myles Jury 56 3 1 7
Win
Michael Johnson Oct 5, 2012
17 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Danny Castillo 17 0 1 2
Win
Tony Ferguson May 5, 2012
45 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Johnson 67 0 0 0
Win
Michael Johnson Jan 28, 2012
64 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Shane Roller 56 1 0 1
Loss
Michael Johnson Oct 1, 2011
8 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Paul Sass 2 0 3 0
Win
Michael Johnson Jun 26, 2011
27 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Edward Faaloloto 17 0 0 0
Jonathan Brookins Dec 4, 2010
32 3 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Johnson 30 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Heavy wrestling and jiu-jitsu.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2007. I was done with football and wrestling in college and needed the competition. I felt like I would be very successful in the sport and loved it.

What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 12 finalist, XCF ammy title at 155, MID mo ammy title at 155. XCF pro title at 155

Do you have any heroes?
The biggest hero in my life right now is my mother

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me. It’s always been my goal ever since I started and I’m not letting it go to waste. On the other hand, if I can’t entertain the fans and live up to my ability, it wouldn't mean anything.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. A couple of colleges, no degrees yet, but I plan on finishing and earning my degrees.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a full time student and worked full time as a server; somehow I managed to do both while fighting full time as well.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5-0 with two titles

Favorite grappling technique
: Double and single legs. I also love the triangle.

Favorite striking technique: Everything - knees, punches, kicks, and elbows.
•    Team GSP member on TUF12

•    Seven wins by knockout, two by submission

•    Former football player at Central Methodist University

•    Fought first amateur fight after only three months of training

•    Pro since 2008

•    Fought UFC vet Joe Brammer in 2009 (lost via fourth round submission)

•    Has won six of his last eight and three straight

Career

Trained With

Vitor Belfort
Vitor Belfort
24-10-0
( W-L-D )
Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans
24-3-1
( W-L-D )
Alistair Overeem
Alistair Overeem
37-13-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo
17-7-0
( W-L-D )
Paul Sass
Paul Sass
13-2-0
( W-L-D )

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