One of the most exciting fighters in MMA right now is Anthony Johnson. He is a devastating striker, whether it’s with his punches or kicks. He had a lot of success inside the UFC before, but a string of losses and him missing weight forced him to be cut by the UFC back in 2012.
Johnson found new life under the World Series Of Fight promotion, where he would go on to win three straight. He’s currently riding a six-fight winning streak, and it appears that he’s found the right weight class to fight at: light heavyweight. Since he’s been so successful as of late, he’s been granted an opportunity that he will look to seize as he’s been scheduled to face Phil Davis at UFC 172.
Davis is one of the best UFC light heavyweights right now, and he’s arguably one of the best wrestlers. It’s going to be a true test for Johnson, but he’s more than willing to try his luck and prove that he belongs in the UFC. Johnson has improved his takedown defense a lot over the years, and he’s going to need this against Davis. If he can keep the fight standing, he’s got a great shot at getting the knockout, which would be one of his biggest wins to date.
The career possibilities are greater for a fighter in the UFC. Johnson realizes this know, having been out of the organization for several years. He will make the most out of his opportunity and will deliver a fun, exciting fight for the fans come UFC 172.