Michael "The Menace" Johnson


Stance: Southpaw
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: St. Louis, United States
Age: 36


Wins by KO: 8
Wins by decision: 10



Significant Strikes Attempted: 3470
Significant Strikes Landed: 1349


Takedowns Attempted: 26
Takedowns Landed: 8


Michael Johnson is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He began his career in 2009 when he won a welterweight title at Xtreme Power Fighting. Before joining the UFC, Johnson had notable wins over Fabricio Camoes and Artiom Damkovsky.

Johnson was born on February 8, 1986 in Detroit, Michigan where he started training for MMA early on as a youth. Growing up, Johnson trained with Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai specialists such as Mike Ciesnolevicz and Daron Cruickshank while attending Henry Ford High School. After high school graduation, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Meramec Community College where he was taking classes for physical therapy while training full time at Finney’s MMA gym under head coach Mike Rogers.

In March 2010, Johnson made his official UFC debut against Edson Barboza at UFC: Fight Night 21 which resulted in a unanimous decision victory for him securing him his first win in the organization since then he has gone on to compete against some of the best athletes MMA has ever seen including Nate Diaz Clay Guida Donald Cerrone Beneil Dariush Joe Lauzon Tony Ferguson Dustin Poirier Khabib Nurmagomedov Gleison Tibau Justin Gaethje Kevin Lee & Calvin Kattar just to name a few fighters from across several weight classes . As of June 2021 , Michael Johnson holds an impressive record of 20-17 throughout his professional fighting career . In addition to being an exceptional fighter , Michael is also known for having great performances inside the octagon resulting from superb skills within boxing wrestling Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing along with phenomenal cardio conditioning .

Outside of competing professionally , Michael is also heavily involved within social media platforms such as Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube etc sharing updates about himself new projects upcoming fights related content and more Furthermore despite all that hard work within fight preparation training sessions nutrition discipline diet plans etc – there are still moments during down times when you can find Michael relaxed spending quality time with family friends or simply just enjoying life One thing’s certain though no matter what – Micheal never ceases improving upon himself by constantly striving forward learning something new every day pushing boundaries further exploring different aspects challenging opponents raising up level game skill sets or even breaking records ! This mindset truly separates him apart from other fighters making him one of most respected names out there today !

Fight History

Diego Ferreira
Michael Johnson: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:50
Sat. May 20, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Hill
Marc Diakiese
Michael Johnson: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland
Jamie Mullarkey
Michael Johnson: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 09, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev
Alan Patrick
Michael Johnson: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:22
Sat. May 14, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
Clay Guida
Michael Johnson: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 06, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov
Thiago Moises
Awaiting Outcome
Wed. May 13, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira
Stevie Ray
Michael Johnson: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 26, 2019
UFC FN: Maia vs. Askren
Josh Emmett
Michael Johnson: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Mar 30, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Gaethje

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