For those wondering if Anthony Johnson was for real, just watch this fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Don’t blink or you will miss it, Johnson earns a first round knockout victory at UFC on Fox 12 to continue his two fight winning streak since returning to the UFC.
Anthony Johnson (15-4) has 11 knockouts, and 6 decision victories in his MMA career. He is on a seven fight winning streak, In his last three fights he has beaten Andrei Arlovski via Unanimous decision back in March of 2013, then Mike Kyle via 1st Rd KO in January of this year. Finally, in his last fight, he beat Phil Davis via Unanimous decision at UFC 172. This is a very quick turn around for Johnson, but he has said in the past that he wants to fight frequently and he is certainly getting that in this fight.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6) has six knockouts, 6 submissions and 9 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been in the UFC since 2009 and in his last four fights he is 2-2. He lost to Ryan Bader via Unanimous decision back in September of 2010. Another loss was by Phil Davis via Unanimous decision back in March of 2011. He got a win over Tito Ortiz via TKO in December of 2011 and then in his last fight he beat Rashad Evans via Unanimous decision in February of 2013.
Here is the play by play from this fight, which is not a ton of writing:
Round 1: Johnson tags Nogueira right out of the gate and swarms Nogueira to end the fight! Good god, Rumble Johnson is a machine right now!
Result: Anthony Johnson def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) at 0:44 of R1