Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Ray vs Johnson?
Stevie Ray beat Michael Johnson by majority decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 20, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Stevie Ray.
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).
Ray vs Johnson stats
Stevie Ray stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Michael Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 14 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 Ray, with a 42% knock out percentage over Ray's 27%.
Stevie Ray was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Johnson had 4-inch reach advantage.
Ray was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year and 4 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 69 to Johnson's 85.
Ray vs Johnson form
Michael Johnson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this 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.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Scottrade Center, St. Louis.
He had lost to Justin Gaethje at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on 7th July 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Ray's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.