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Michael Johnson

Michael "The Menace" Johnson

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Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Michael Julian Johnson
  • Pro MMA Record: 19-13-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Menace
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1986.06.04
  • Last Fight: October 27, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 147.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $389,000 USD
  • Born: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Fighting out of: Boca Raton, Florida
  • College: Missouri State University
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Michael Johnson was a football player and wrestler in college and began his mma training in 2007. He would amass a 8-4 record before signing up for the Ultimate Fighter Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. Before being cast on the twelfth season, he had tried out twice previously and told the producers that he was tired of chasing them across the country, but would continue to if he was not cast.  On his way to that record Johnson would win the Lightweight title for Midwest Fight League as well as XCF Lightweight Title. He has previously trained at Jackson's MMA but currently trains with the Blackzillians.


Johnson would fight Pablo Garza to get into the house on the 12th season, a fight he would win by unanimous decision. Johnson was the second overall pick for Team GSP. In his next fight on the show Johnson would submit Aaron Wilkinson by rear naked choke in the sudden death round. He would then win a unanimous decision over Alex Caceres and a split decision over Nam Phan moving him into the finals. He would face Jonathan Brookins in the final but come up short losing by unanimous decision.

After his loss to Brookins, Johnson went 1-1 before an impressive three fight win streak, including a "Knockout of the Night" performance against Danny Castillo. After losing two straight to Reza Madadi and Myles Jury, Johnson got the biggest win of his career with a dominating performance over Joe Lauzon. He was able to pick up an impressive second round knockout when he faced Gleison Tibau at UFC 168. Michael stepped in on six weeks notice to take on Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37. He was frustrated for the fight as Guillard seemed to circle out the whole fight but Johnson just kept landing and was awarded the unanimous decision. Johnson was critical of Guillard's performance and thought with all the smack talk before the fight it was going to be a scrap.


The Ultimate Fighter 12

Episode 1 Johnson def. Pablo Garza by Unanimous Decision

Episode 3 Johnson def. Aaron Wilkinson by Rear Naked Choke at 0:37 of Round 3

Episode 10 Johnson def. Alex Caceres by Unanimous Decision

Episode 11 Johnson def. Nam Phan by Split Decision

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale Jonathan Brookins def. Johnson by Unanimous Decision




Last updated 07.11.2014, 5:18 PM ET
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