Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson
Round 1: They meet in the center of the cage. Johnson lands a left hand. Johnson lands a kick to the body. Madadi engages the clinch but Johnson pushes him away. Madadi lands a right hand. Johnson presses forward. He delivers an uppercut and then goes to the body. Madadi works for a single leg takedown and gets it. He works inside Johnson’s full guard. Madadi pounds away at the body. He drops back for a leg. Johnson counters it and reverses Madadi. Madadi lands shots from the bottom. Madadi works for an arm and Johnson passes to side control. Madadi stands and Johnson kicks him in the face, dropping Madadi. Madadi gets up but is rocked. Johnson pursues him and lands two hard shots to the body at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 2: Johnson presses the action. Madadi drops under a jab and takes Johnson down. He advances to the mount position and lands elbows. Madadi moves to side control and delivers elbows that bounce Johnson’s head off the canvas. Johnson scrambles to his feet and separates. Madadi changes levels and secures a takedown. Madadi lands short elbows. Madadi advances to side control and lands left hands. Madadi traps Johnson’s left arm and lands punches. Johnson works his way back to half guard. Madadi delivers punches to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Madadi.
Round 3: Johnson throws a high kick that’s blocked. Madadi changes levels and gets a takedown. Madadi moves to side control. He lands punches to the side of Johnson’s head. Madadi locks on an anaconda choke and Johnson is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 1:33 of the third round.