Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Johnson vs Fili?
Michael Johnson beat Andre Fili by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 135, on Saturday 25th August 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Johnson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Johnson vs Fili stats
Michael Johnson stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Andre Fili made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a slight advantage in power over Fili, with a 47% knock out percentage over Fili's 44%.
Michael Johnson was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Fili had a height advantage of 1 inch over Johnson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Johnson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Fili, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 83 to Fili's 68.
Johnson vs Fili form
Michael Johnson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Stevie Ray at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Before that, he had beat Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
He had won against Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, United States.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Fili's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.