Light Heavyweight

    Anthony Johnson

    Rumble| 22-6-0 (W-L-D) 22-6-0 (W-L-D)
    Anthony Johnson
    Anthony Johnson
    Light Heavyweight|22-6-0 (W-L-D)
    Anthony Johnson
    Age 33 (3/6/1984)
    Height/Weight 6'2"   205 lbs
    Reach 78"
    Stance Orthodox
    From Dublin, GA
    Fights Out Of Dublin, GA
    Career Stats
    SSTR%
    47.6%
    SUB
    0
    KO
    11

    UFC Fight Night 10

    Final

    Welterweight
    Chad Reiner
    2 TSL 3
    Anthony Johnson WIN
    22.2% TSAc 42.9%
    0 TD 0
    KO/TKO
    ChadReiner Final R1, 0:13 AnthonyJohnson
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    Fighter Bio

    Anthony “Rumble” Johnson packs a punch. Anyone who has ever climbed into the Octagon with him – including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier – will attest to that.

     

    Johnson is arguably the hardest puncher in the UFC, and his record proves it. Of his 19 career victories, 13 have come via knockout. In the UFC, eight of his 10 wins are via KO, with seven coming in the first round.

     

    A former junior college national wrestling champion, Johnson is in his second turn in the UFC after struggling to make weight as a middleweight and finally being released by the organization in2012.

     

    Since his return in April 2014, Johnson has become one of the top fighters in the light heavyweight division. He scored wins over Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira before his scintillating first-round KO of Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night Stockholm earned him a title shot.

     

    That victory was impossible to ignore. As UFC president Dana White said later, “I never in a million years would believe that a guy who fought at 170 pounds could knock out 205-pounders. No way.”

     

    Johnson, a member of the Blackzilians in Boca Raton, Fla., was expected to fight Jon Jones at UFC 187. But when Jones was stripped of his title, Cormier asked for and received the opportunity to fight for the belt.

     

    TRAINING: I train twice a day, morning and evening. There is no “typical” day at our gym; we train hard and are preparing for every possible scenario.


    When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 20 yrs old. My friend asked me to try it out after wrestling in college. I tried it out once and got hooked.


    What ranks and titles have you held? Rocky Mountain National tournament winner


    Do you have any heroes? My granddad (pop) and Walter Payton


    What is your favorite technique? None


    What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me. I feel great, and wouldn’t change anything for the world. Now I can take care of my family how I need to.


    Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Lassen Community College


    What was your job before you started fighting? Bouncer

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    UFC Career Stats

    FIGHTS RPF TIME DEC KO SUB TKO DQ FFT FOTN
    Career Totals 19 1.7 6:10 2 11 0 0 0 0 1
    Stats Legend [ + ]
    DEC - Decisions DQ - Disqualifications FFT - Forfeits FIGHTS - Fights FOTN - Fight Of The Nights KO - Knockouts RPF - Rounds Per Fight Average SUB - Submissions TIME - Average Fight Duration TKO - Technical Knockouts
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