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Michael Johnson vs Diego Ferreira report
Who won Johnson vs Ferreira?
Diego Ferreira beat Michael Johnson by during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2, on Saturday 20th May 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Diego Ferreira.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Johnson vs Ferreira stats
Michael Johnson stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Diego Ferreira made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a large advantage in power over Ferreira, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Ferreira's 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ferreira had a massive advantage over Johnson, boosting at 41% submission rate over Johnson's 10%.
Michael Johnson was the younger man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ferreira. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Johnson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Ferreira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 93 to Ferreira's 52.
Johnson vs Ferreira form
Johnson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jamie Mullarkey at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Clay Guida at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Diego Ferreira had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Previous to that, he had lost to Gregor Gillespie at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Beneil Dariush at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Pettis at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Johnson had been fighting more than Diego Ferreira.
Going to this contest, Michael Johnson had last fought 6 months and 4 days ago, while Diego Ferreira's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 20 days ago.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Ferreira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Johnson vs Ferreira?
Michael Johnson was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Diego Ferreira made his way into the ring at 63/100 (-160) with oddsmakers.
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