Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Moisés vs Johnson?
Thiago Moises beat Michael Johnson by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
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).
Moisés vs Johnson stats
Thiago Moises stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Michael Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had advantage in power over Moises, with a 42% knock out percentage over Moises' 25%.
Thiago Moises was the younger man by 9 years, at 26 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moises. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Moises was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 3 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 57 to Johnson's 83.
Moisés vs Johnson form
Michael Johnson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Scottrade Center, St. Louis.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.