WSOF 8 featured a great card, and one of the most exciting of the night was a light heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle. Both of these fighters are veterans of the sport, and their main event bout was surely going to be an exciting one from start to finish. This proved to be the case as Johnson was able to end Kyle’s night quickly, getting the KO in the first round.
Johnson landed a huge hook the frame, and Kyle was out as soon as it hit him. This is just a testament to the type of power and ferocity that Johnson possesses not only in his hands, but his kicks as well. Johnson has never looked better in the WSOF promotion, and the win gives him his third straight victory in the promotion.
He’s now on a six-fight winning streak, which proves he’s still improving everyday as a fighter. Credit this to the training he is getting with guys like Rashad Evans and Tyrone Spong at the Blackzilians camp. In the past, Johnson has always had cardio issues, and if the fight went past the first round, he was more than likely going to run out of gas and lose a decision.
However, it seems he has recently turned the corner in his cardio department, and hopefully he can keep building off these wins. Johnson is one of the most explosive strikers in all of MMA whether it’s with his punches or kicks. He will more than likely fight a couple more times in WSOF, but if he continues to show signs of brilliance, the UFC will be calling him shortly.
There, he could give fighters some tough competition whether it’s at heavyweight or light heavyweight. These heavier weight classes seem to be a good fit for him compared to his days as a welterweight, where he would always have cardio and weight cut issues.