Gleison Tibau vs. Michael Johnson
Two lightweights looking to make a move closer to a future title fight step inside the cage next, as Gleison Tibau (28-9) does battle with Michael Johnson (13-8).
Tibau is on a two-fight win streak and is 6-2 since a 2010 loss to Jim Miller. Johnson is coming off a win over Joe Lauzon and is 5-4 with the UFC, including a defeat in ’10 to Jonathan Brookins in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter.
Round 1: Tibau landing some big strikes here to start the action, swinging with everything at the head area. Smooth left gets through by Johnson, as does a pair of right hands. Tibau catches Johnson moving to his left with a swift right hook. Johnson wobbles Tibau with a big strike, the first such incident in the fight. Tibau goes for a takedown, and has hold of Johnson up against the cage as the round comes to a conclusion.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson
Round 2: Johnson doing a nice job of cutting off Tibau and avoiding the power strikes as well. Johnson catches Tibau in the middle of the Octagon and this one is all over. A few extra shots, but Tibau was out after the first. A perfectly-landed left hand to the temple finished Tibau.
Michael Johnson def. Gleison Tibau via KO (strikes) at 1:32 of Round 2