Archive: Michael Johnson

Jun 5, 2015 10:08 am

Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush set for UFC Fight Night 74

A key lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville. UFC officials announced the fight today via FOXSports.com. Michael “The Menace” Johnson (16-8 MMA) was most recently seen in action at February’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil, where he earned a...

May 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Bummer! Bendo Out Of Michael Johnson Fight

The planned lightweight fight between former title holder Benson Henderson and surging contender Michael Johnson will not be happening at July’s “TUF 21 Finale” event. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Henderson was forced to withdraw from the fight, which was never officially announced by the UFC, due to undisclosed reasons. No word yet on...

May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...


May 1, 2014 10:47 am

Cerrone Eyes Third 2014 Opponent, Khabib/Johnson Top Short List Of Options

After successfully dispatching Edson Barboza two-weeks ago at UFC on FOX 11 (See the replay HERE), Donald Cerrone has reportedly booked his next fight. We just don’t know who that is yet. At the top of the list is of course, rising lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov. But also on the radar for the UFC’s most fan...

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Michael Johnson: Grant is milking his injury

The UFC’s #3 ranked lightweight T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been out of action for almost a year now due to lingering symptoms from a concussion he suffered in mid-2013. Grant’s current #3 ranking apparently doesn’t sit well with fellow UFC lightweight Michael Johnson, enough so that “The Menace” actually tweeted to UFC...

Mar 31, 2014 9:15 am

Norman Parke Wants to Fight Joe Lauzon or Michael Johnson Type Opponent

Leonardo Santos’ and Norman Parke’s bout came to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 38, earlier this week. The event took place at Ginasiao Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Santos and Parke headlined the card that aired on FOX Sports 1. The fight could have easily gone to Parke if...

Mar 15, 2014 11:30 am

Michael Johnson Calls Out Nate Diaz – ‘Quit Acting Like A Scared Little B!tch’

Fast rising UFC lightweight, Michael Johnson, is dying to break into the top of the UFC’s 155 division. After a successful and dominant outing against Melvin Guillard last week, the Blackzilian fighter, has his vision fixed on Stockton, California, and a fight against Nate Diaz. Check it: ppl wanna see me & @NateDiaz209 fight @NateDiaz209...

Mar 13, 2014 11:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Brad Pickett Wants Ian McCall Next

Fresh off his UFC Fight Night London victory, UFC flyweight Brad Pickett, wants that fight against Ian McCall that eluded him prior. Check it: Hey @Unclecreepymma you think you might be fit to fight for the 31th May in Berlin or 19th July in Ireland ? #unfinishedbusiness — Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) March 11, 2014 @One_Punch...

Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | UFC Fight Night London Review

Here’s a quick recap from our weekend coverage of UFC Fight Night 37. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive UFC Fight Night London coverage right HERE.

Mar 10, 2014 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Luke Barnatt’s ‘Fight Night London’ Post-Fight Media Scrum

After his dominant performance last Saturday in London, UFC fighter Luke Barnatt held court for the media in attendance to give his post-fight thoughts. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our...

Mar 10, 2014 11:41 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Gustafsson’s K.O. Over Manuwa

Last weekend in London, Alexander Gustafsson proved to the world that he’s the rightful title challenger in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. It took the Swede just minutes into the second round for him to find his range and dismantle a battered and previously unbeaten, Jimi Manuwa. After the fight, the MMA world took to twitter...

Mar 8, 2014 7:17 pm

Dana White: ‘Guillard ran the whole fight’

“There’s no doubt Melvin ran the entire fight and was incredibly passive, the complete opposite of how he used to fight. There was a lot of smack talk leading up to that fight, and those are the fights that everybody gets excited about, and nine times out of 10 they end up like tonight. Those...

Mar 8, 2014 4:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC Fight Night London Post-Fight Media Scrum

Our boys over at WhoaTV are on the ground in London and thanks to them, we have Dana White’s post-fight media scrum. Enjoy! We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive...

Mar 8, 2014 4:19 pm

Dana White Confirms Gustafsson Gets Jones vs. Glover Winner

Following his dominant, double-bonus earning win over Jimi Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson was confirmed as the next title challenger in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. “If Jones wins, we have a nasty rematch,” UFC President Dana White said at today’s post-fight press conference. “If he doesn’t, then it’s [Gustafsson] and Glover Teixeira.” Gustafsson faced Jon Jones in...

Mar 8, 2014 3:30 pm

.gif | REPLAY – Gustafsson’s Brutal KO Over Jimi Manuwa

Earlier this afternoon the UFC took to their subscription based platform, UFC Fight Pass, to broadcast, ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’. In the main event, Alexander Gustafsson solidified his status as number one contender with this brutal finish over Jimi Manuwa: Want more .gif replays? Just click HERE.

Mar 8, 2014 3:29 pm

.gif | REPLAY – Johnson’s One-Sided Handling Of Melvin Guillard

Earlier this afternoon the UFC took to their subscription based platform, UFC Fight Pass, to broadcast, ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’. In the co-main event, Michael Johnson proved he belongs in the division elite with his impressive victory over Melvin Guillard. Want more .gif replays? Just click HERE.

Mar 8, 2014 3:28 pm

.gif | REPLAY – Gunnar Nelson’s Nasty Choke Against Omari Akhmedov

Earlier this afternoon the UFC took to their subscription based platform, UFC Fight Pass, to broadcast, ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’. In one of the featured bouts of the night, Gunnar Nelson made short work of his Russian counterpart and quickly nabbed his neck to get a submission victory in the first round:...

Mar 8, 2014 3:27 pm

.gif | REPLAY – Luke Barnatt’s Brutal First Round Finish

Earlier this afternoon the UFC took to their subscription based platform, UFC Fight Pass, to broadcast, ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’. In one of the featured bouts on the night’s preliminary card, Luke Barnatt kept his unblemished record intact and successfully took out Mats Nilsson with Strikes. Want more .gif replays? Just click...

Mar 8, 2014 3:26 pm

.gif | REPLAY – Gaudinot’s Neck Strangling First Round Submission

Earlier this afternoon the UFC took to their subscription based platform, UFC Fight Pass, to broadcast, ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’. In one of the featured bouts on the night’s preliminary card, TUF veteran Louis Gaudinot started off the night with a quick and brutal submission victory. Want more .gif replays? Just click...