Every hardcore MMA fan knew that tonight’s bout between Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson could be epic, and the lightweight contenders lived up to that hype and then some.
Johnson rocked Gaethje badly on a couple of occasions during the bout, but the former WSOF champ kept coming forward. In round two, Gaethje stunned Johnson with a booming punch, and although the latter fought valiantly on for several moments, follow up attacks from “The Highlight” brought about the stoppage. An unbelievable UFC debut for Gaethje.
Here are the results from tonight’s TUF 25 Finale, which saw Jesse Taylor win the season’s competition by submitting Dhiego Lima.
Justin Gaethje def. Michael Johnson via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:48
Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 0:43
Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick via TKO (punches) R3, 2:08
Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
C.B. Dollaway def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 0:53
Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)