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UFC 142 Rio Play-by-Play: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

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Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

Round 1:  Johnson misses with a front kick to start the fight.  Vitor throws a high kick that gets caught and Johnson takes him down.  Befort active from the bottom, looking for a submission.  Johnson stands and delivers a right hand before jumping back in Belfort’s guard.  Vitor lands punches from the bottom.  The referee stands them up.  Belfort misses with a combination.  Johnson works for a takedown.  Belfort stuffs it.  They’re tied up against the cage.  Belfort lands hammer fists as Johsno worked for a takedown.  The referee stands them up.  Vitor goes in with a flurry.  He lands a knee.  He has Johnson scrambling.  Johnson obtains top position on the ground.  Johnson works some light ground and pound.  The referee stands them up.  Johnson shoots for a takedown.  Belfort stuffs it and lands punches.  Belfort takes his back.  Belfort lands a few left hands and looks for the rear naked choke.  Belfort flattens him out.  Johnson tries to cover as Belfort lands punches.  Belfort applies a rear naked choke and Johnson goes out.

The official time of the submission was 4:49 of the first round.

 

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  • GiovanniB

    YES! To all Vitor haters, take that and shove it! AJ is a joke and a very unprofessional fighter. He should just find another career if he’s not going to dedicate himself to fighting and following MMA rules! Sucker! Make a statement at middle weight? LOL sureeeeee! Punk ass chubby punk!