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Anthony Johnson

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

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  • Given Name: Anthony Kewoa Johnson
  • MMA Record: 22-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rumble
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1984.03.06
  • Last Fight: April 08, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 203.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 78.0" (198cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,797,000 USD
  • Born: Dublin, Georgia, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Anthony Johnson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:37 Round 2 of 5, 8:37 Total

Us Daniel Cormier
22-5-0 18-1-0

Us UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2017.04.08
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 203.8 lbs (92.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Daniel Cormier UFC 206 2016.12.10
Reason: Cormier Groin Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:13 Round 1 of 3

Br Glover Teixeira
21-5-0 25-4-0

Us UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.08.20
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $320,000 ($135K Base, $135K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 202 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Glover Teixeira UFC on FOX 20 2016.07.23
Reason: Johnson Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO
1:26 Round 1 of 5

Us Ryan Bader
20-5-0 20-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.01.30
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 205.3 lbs (93.1 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC on FOX 18 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:28 Round 2 of 3, 5:28 Total

Gb Jimi Manuwa
19-5-0 15-1-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: -710 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $280,000 ($115K Base, $115K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
UFC 191 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jan Błachowicz UFC 191 2015.09.05
Reason: Błachowicz Rebooked
Cancelled Bout Jon Jones UFC 187 2015.05.23
Reason: Jones Stripped of Title and Suspended Indefinitely
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:39 Round 3 of 5, 12:39 Total

Us Daniel Cormier
19-4-0 15-1-0

Us UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

2015.05.23
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $500,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#33 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 187 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:15 Round 1 of 5

Se Alexander Gustafsson
18-4-0 16-2-0

Se UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.01.24
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC on FOX 14 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 1 of 3

Br Antônio Rogério Nogueira
17-4-0 21-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.07.26
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $156,000 ($53K Base, $53K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Lil Wayne - Moment
#15 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC on FOX 12 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Phil Davis
16-4-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Kyle
15-4-0 20-10-1

Us WSOF 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.01.18
Odds: -410 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 ($40K Base, $35K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs (92.9 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
#13 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Cancelled Bout Mike Kyle WSOF 7 2013.12.07
Reason: Kyle Broken Toe
Cancelled Bout Mike Kyle WSOF 5 2013.09.14
Reason: Johnson Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

By Andrei Arlovski
14-4-0 19-9-0

Us WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.03.23
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 230.2 lbs (104.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:58 Round 1 of 3

Us DJ Linderman
13-4-0 14-3-0

Us WSOF 1: Arlovski vs. Cole
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.11.03
Odds: -370 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $55,000 ($30K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:22 Round 2 of 3, 9:22 Total

Us Jake Rosholt
12-4-0 12-4-0

Us Xtreme Fight Night 9
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.09.21
Referee: Kevin Nix
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:51 Round 2 of 3, 5:51 Total

Us Esteves Jones
11-4-0 8-3-0

Us Titan FC 24: Johnson vs. Jones
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.08.24
Odds: -1500 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dave Branch
10-4-0 10-2-0

Us Titan FC 22: Johnson vs. Branch
Main Event | Catchweight | 195 lbs

2012.05.25
Weigh-In: 194.2 lbs (88.1 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:49 Round 1 of 3

Br Vitor Belfort
10-3-0 20-9-0

Br UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 197 lbs

2012.01.14
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 197.0 lbs (89.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#9 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
2:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Charlie Brenneman
9-3-0 14-2-0

Us UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.10.01
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 6 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Nate Marquardt UFC on Versus 4 2011.06.26
Reason: Johnson Shoulder Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Dan Hardy
8-3-0 23-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.03.26
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout John Howard UFC on Versus 1 2010.03.21
Reason: Johnson Knee Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:47 Round 2 of 3, 9:47 Total

Us Josh Koscheck
8-2-0 13-4-0

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: -129 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $87,000 ($17K Base, $70K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Redman - Time 4 Sum Aksion
#36 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 106 Fight of the Night
UFC 106 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshiyuki Yoshida
7-2-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
Main Card | Catchweight | 176 lbs

2009.10.24
Odds: -328 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti | Walkout Music: Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
Cancelled Bout Matt Brown TUF 9 Finale 2009.06.20
Reason: Johnson Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Luigi Fioravanti
6-2-0 14-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.02.07
Odds: -351 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:28 Round 3 of 3, 10:28 Total

Us Kevin Burns
5-2-0 7-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.12.13
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $43,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus, $25K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:35 Round 3 of 3, 13:35 Total

Us Kevin Burns
5-1-0 6-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: -263 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:51 Round 1 of 3

Us Thomas Speer
4-1-0 11-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.04.02
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Tim Mills
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:05 Round 2 of 3, 8:05 Total

Us Rich Clementi
4-0-0 28-12-1

Us UFC 76: Knockout
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 177 lbs

2007.09.22
Odds: -228 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 177.5 lbs (80.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Jess Liaudin UFC 75 2007.09.08
Reason: Johnson Hand Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:13 Round 1 of 3

Us Chad Reiner
3-0-0 13-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 10: Stout vs Fisher
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.06.12
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Rich Moskowitz

Us Colorado Regional

2006.09.16
Win | Decision | Split

Us Keith Wilson

Us Colorado Regional

2006.09.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jonathan Romero

Us California Regional

2006.08.18

Anthony Johnson Wiki Update Wiki

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is one of the UFC’s most promising young fighters. Perhaps the largest man ever to fight in the welterweight (170 lb.) division, Johnson is reputed to cut approximately 40 lbs. in order to make weight, and indeed, missed the cut in his fight against Yoshiyuki Yoshida by a full six pounds. As a result, Johnson has considered a permanent move to the middleweight division.


Johnson made an immediate impact upon his entrance to the UFC, knocking out opponent Chad Reiner at Ultimate Fight Night 10 in only 13 seconds. He also boasts highlight reel-worthy knockouts over Tommy Speer, as well as Kevin Burns in a rematch after an inadvertent eye poke ended their first encounter prematurely.


Johnson’s strength at this point in his career is his standup striking, particularly in the first minutes of a fight, as well as the extraordinary size advantage conferred on him by his unusual ability to cut so much weight. Despite a disappointing loss to Josh Koscheck in a high profile fight that would have put him in line to challenge for the title, Johnson looks to contend for a championship as soon as he puts a solid string of victories together. In March, 2011, Johnson notched the biggest victory of his career to-date when he controlled Dan Hardy en route to a comfortable Unanimous Decision. He would pick up another win over Charlie Brenneman before losing to Vitor Belfort and subsequently get cut from the UFC.


Since leaving the UFC Johnson continued fighting and racked up a 6 fight win streak including wins over DJ Linderman and Andrei Arlovski for the World Series of Fighting promotion. His next victim turned out to be veteran fighter Mike Kyle, whom Johnson knocked out in barely over 2 minutes at WSOF 8. With the exception of the Arlovski fight that was at heavyweight the rest of the bouts were at Johnson's new weight class of light heavyweight. The UFC took notice of his streak and he is now set to return to the octagon against Phil Davis at UFC 172.

After besting Phil Davis at UFC 172 via unanimous decision, "Rumble" was set to face former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in "The Mauler's" hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. Johnson emerged victorious from the bout, stopping Gustafsson with strikes in the very first round. Johnson is now the undisputed number one contender of the UFC's light heavyweight division, and will fight champion Jon Jones at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, on 23 May, UFC 187.

Last updated 03.14.2015, 6:34 AM ET
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