UFC Fight Night 26 Play-by-Play: Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson

August 5, 2013
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08-Lauzon-Johnson

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson

Round 1: Johnson lands first with an outside leg kick.  Johnson circles and throws his jab.  Johnson lands a combination.  Johnson goes to the body with a left hand.  Lauzon presses forward.  Johnson lands to the body again.  Lauzon steps in with a right hand.  Johnson continues to land to the body of Lauzon.  Johnson lands a straight left that knocks Lauzon down.  Lauzon gets back to his feet.  Johnson goes on the offensive.  He lands a right hand.  Lauzon fires back with a right hand of his own.  Johnson sticks and moves.  He lands a left hook.  Lauzon unable to get anything going thus far.  Johnson lands to the body.  He moves in and lands a big uppercut.  Johnson lands a straight left and another that knocks Lauzon down.  Johnson lets Lauzon up.  Johnson swarms him in the closing seconds.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for Johnson.

Round 2: Lauzon takes the center of the cage.  Johnson has a definite speed advantage.  Lauzon ties him up.  He presses Johnson against the cage.  Johnson frees himself and they’re back at distance.  Johnson lands to the body.  Lauzon lands a jab.  Johnson is either pacing himself of has slowed.  Lauzon lands a left hand.  Johnson fires back.  Lauzon lands a combination.  They clinch.  Lauzon delivers a knee and an uppercut.  They separate.  Lauzon closes the distance and they work for position along the cage.  Johnson lands a knee to the body and backs away.  Johnson lands to the body.  Lauzon presses forward.  Johnson steps in with a combination.  Lauzon moves forward and Johnson changes levels and takes Lauzon down.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.

Round 3: Johnson continues to land to the body in the third.  Johnson delivers a left hand followed by an inside leg kick.  Johnson lands a combination.  He lands another combination and a knee to the body.  Johnson lands a high kick.  Lauzon tries to get the fight to the ground but Johnson stuffs the attempt.  Johnson throwing punches in bunches.  He lands his jab.  Johnson lands a nasty uppercut.  Lauzon covers and Johnson lands shots.  Lauzon looks to be in survival mode.  Lauzon lands a straight right hand.  Lauzon presses forward.  He steps in with a knee to the body.  Johnson secures a big takedown in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.

The judges score the fight for Johnson by unanimous decision.  The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 30-25.

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