Michael Johnson goes toe-to-toe with Dustin Poirier in Fight Night 94’s main event.
Before you salivate over what could very well be a slugfest of epic proportions, we decided to put together some of the best fights ‘The Menace’ has had to date.
Fight Night 73 saw several fights going to decisions, but this was the closest one. In the co-main event, Dariush was looking to lengthen his win streak after soundly defeating Jim Miller. Dariush would get the win again here, ending Johnson’s streak at four while extending his to five.
This is the second fight of four in-a-row to go the distance for Johnson, that being a fourth consecutive win against the always tough Edson Barboza. ‘Junior’ has had his ups and downs in the UFC, but has turned it around lately with two unanimous decision victories. This fight however, was definitely one of his ‘downs’, as he just couldn’t put it together against the slightly younger Johnson.
A fan favourite for his willingness to stand and bang, Guillard has simply never been able to put it together in the UFC. ‘The Young Assassin’ (now 33) hasn’t fought in the UFC since 2013 when he KO’d Mac Danzig for KO of the Night. Since then he has gone 2-4-(2) across UFC, Bellator and the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). His latest was a KO win in July, overturned to a ‘no contest’ due to illegal substance.
Following this fight Nate famously called out Conor McGregor with claims he was basically stealing his bit. The fight itself however, was a textbook Diaz performance where he somehow convinced Johnson that it would be better to stand and trade rather than wrestle. The results are what you see here: