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“Fight Night” Winners for UFC on FX 5 Announced

Written on October 06, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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“Fight Night” winners for "UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot" event each received a cash bonus of $40,000

UFC officials have announced last friday’s UFC show, “UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot” event’s “Fight Night” winners. The event was held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last Friday.

TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson was awarded with “Knockout of the Night” , while Justin Edwards got the “Submission of the Night” and prelim fighters Diego Nunes and Bart Palaszewski both got the “Fight of the Night” bonus.

Each fighters received a cash bonus of $40,000 for their exemplary performance in their respective bouts.

The televised event was aired in two parts. The main card was aired on FX, while the prelims was shown on FUEL TV.

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Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo Bout Added to UFC 151

Written on June 21, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC 151 is set to be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on September 1

UFC officials have announced the inclusion of a lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Danny Castillo in the upcoming UFC 151 event.

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Nick Ring and Michael Johnson Returns in the Octagon this June

Written on April 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two fighters will be back inside the Octagon on two different events: UFC 131 and UFC Live 4.

The UFC has announced that Nick Ring and Michael Johnson will return inside the Octagon this June. Nick Ring will have a middleweight scrap against James Head at UFC 131, while Michael Johnson will have a lightweight duel versus Edward Faaloloto at UFC Live 4.

UFC 131 will feature a heavyweight battle between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, after their coaching stint at TUF 13. The event will take place on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. On the other hand, UFC Live 4 is slated for June 26 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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The Ultimate Fighter is Jonathan Brookins

Written on December 06, 2010 by Zac Efren

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“My career still has a lot to improve on. I just want to invite everyone to come along for the ride with me.” ---Jonathan Brookins

“On behalf of myself, the UFC, congratulations, you are the Ultimate Fighter.”

Jonathan Brookins got to hear this word from Dana White’s mouth when he was declared the winner of the “The Ultimate Fighter Season 12” finale in Las Vegas.

Brookin struggled during the first round. He received continuous punches from Michael Johnson. He was stunned but he did not give up.

On round two, Brookins made his move. He quickly worked his way to dominate Johnson. He positioned on top of Johnson and dropped several elbows on his head.

Come round three, Brookins gave his best in grounding and pounding his opponent.

“My career still has a lot to improve on. I just want to invite everyone to come along for the ride with me.”

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Michael Johnson Talks About the Phan-Paige Fight

Written on October 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After four matches, Team Koscheck were able to get their first victory as Nam Phan defeated Spencer Paige. And yes, they were very happy about that. However, Michael Johnson thinks that they are over celebrating.

This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter is the best fight by a mile, with Team Koscheck’s Nam Phan outperforming Team GSP’s Spencer Paige. In an interview by Michael David Smith, Michael Johnson shares his thoughts about this week’s fight event.

The first round of the Phan vs Paige bout was entertaining, and Spencer Paige was effective early on. However, Nam Phan was able to turn the tables on Paige. And after two rounds, the judges declared Nam Phan as the winner. This is Team Koscheck’s first win for the season.

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Michael Johnson: A Third Time’s a Charm

Written on October 06, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Twice he was rejected to be part of The Ultimate Fighter, but Michael Johnson is third time's a charmer personified. Being GSP's first team pick for the TUF 12, Johnson definitely got a target on his back.

Even before the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, Michael Johnson chased the dream to be part of the reality show twice. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut. However, he didn’t let his prior failure get the best of him. Johnson gave it another go as the tryout for the 12th season came.

Michael Johnson was George St-Pierre’s first team pick in the season, and the fighter attributed his casting to his hard work and good timing. But being picked first can sometimes be translated to pressure. Still, Johnson finds it an honor and a motivation to be GSP’s first pick. More than that, Johnson is in the show to further his fighting career, and not to be another reality show personality.

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