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Michael Johnson


Win Rate
53 %
Finish Rate
55 %
Decision Win %
56 %

Michael Johnson

5' 10 (178 cm)
74 in. (6' 2/187 cm)
United States
Main Division
Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 4, 1986. Johnson began fighting at the age of 10, after his father's fatal heart attack. The incident made Johnson want to exert his anger physically. Athletic, Johnson was a three-sport varsity athlete at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. Johnson later received a full scholarship to play football at Central Methodist University, but transferred after one year to Meramec Community College, where he was one of the top NJCAA wrestlers in the country.
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Johnson also worked there as the assistant mixed martial arts coach. On April 9, 2014, Johnson was arrested in Palm Beach County, Florida following a domestic dispute. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and later released on bail.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje and Jamie Mullarkey
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Danny Castillo
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Xtreme Cage Fighting: XCF Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Midwest Fight League: MFL Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Sherdog: 2017 Fight of the Year vs. Justin Gaethje* 2017 Round of the Year (Round 2) vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Bleacher Report: 2017 Fight of the Year vs. Justin Gaethje
  • CBS Sports: 2017 Fight of the Year vs. Justin Gaethje
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2017 Round of the Year (Round one) vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Bloody Elbow: 2017 Best Fight of the Year vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Cageside Press: 2017 Fight of the Year vs. Justin Gaethje

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