Anthony Johnson entered this fight with a professional record of 20-5-0 (70% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.3 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He fought three times last year beating Alexander Gustafsson (=Gustafsson vs Johnson) and Jimi Manuwa (=Johnson vs Manuwa) but between these two fights he lost to Daniel Cormier (=Johnson vs Cormier).
His opponent, the Tuf 8 light-Hw tournament winner Ryan Bader, has an official mma record of 20-4-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss in 2013 when he faced Glover Teixeira (=Teixeira vs Bader), since then he has won five consecutive bouts defeating Rashad Evans in his last one (=Evans vs Bader). ‘Rumble’ Johnson vs Bader is the main event of the UFC on Fox 18. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs Bader
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Johnson’s previous fight: Anthony Johnson vs Jimi Manuwa
Bader’s previous fight: Rashad Evans vs Ryan Bader
Johnson’s next fight: Anthony Johnson vs Glover Teixeira
Bader’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Ilir Latifi
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