Anthony
Johnson
19-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Light Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
  2 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 19-4-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Rumble
From: Dublin, Georgia USA
Fights Out Of: Boca Raton, Florida USA
Age: 31
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
701
46% Successful
319
Types of Successful Strikes
0
319
59% Standing
15%
26%
187
48
84
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
28
57% Successful
16
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
7
1
Takedown Defense
79
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Anthony Johnson
UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2
Sep 5, 2015
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Win
Anthony Johnson
Jan 24, 2015
10
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Performance of the Night
Win
Anthony Johnson
Jul 26, 2014
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Performance of the Night
Win
Anthony Johnson
Apr 26, 2014
21
45
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Anthony Johnson
Jan 14, 2012
14
4
0
2
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Anthony Johnson
Oct 1, 2011
16
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Win
Anthony Johnson
Mar 26, 2011
20
2
4
0
2
3
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Anthony Johnson
Nov 21, 2009
19
16
2
0
1
0
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Anthony Johnson
Oct 24, 2009
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Johnson
Feb 7, 2009
21
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Johnson
Dec 13, 2008
35
17
3
0
0
2
2
0
R3 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Loss
Anthony Johnson
Jul 19, 2008
37
51
0
5
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Johnson
Apr 2, 2008
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Anthony Johnson
Sep 22, 2007
12
22
1
1
2
3
2
1
R2 Submission
Win
Anthony Johnson
Jun 12, 2007
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

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.

Certainly, Cormier felt Johnson’s power. Thirty seconds into the bout, a big right hand dropped Cormier to the canvas, but Johnson eventually wore down under the weight and wrestling skills of his opponent. Cormier won via third-round submission.
 
“Anthony Johnson is a tough guy,” Cormier said afterward. “He hits really hard, and I felt him.”
 
Despite his disheartening loss, Johnson still offered one of the classiest gestures seen in the Octagon, placing the belt around Cormier’s waist.
 
He’s no doubt planning to one day wear the belt he put on Cormier.
 
 
• Junior college National Wrestling Champion for Lassen Community College

• On nine fight winning streak

Knockout of Burns was the TUF8 Finale’s Knockout of The Night.

• His first two UFC victories lasted a combined 64 seconds. All but two of his UFC wins have come by knockout.

• 13 wins by KO

• Has deadly mix of speed and power

• Hardy fight followed a 16 month layoff due to a knee injury

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