Diego Ferreira showed off serious power against Michael Johnson.
Ferreira (18-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) knocked out Johnson (21-19 MMA, 13-15 UFC) with a massive overhand right in their lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 224 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Johnson looked fast and sharp on the feet in Round 1, where Ferreira wasn’t able to get him down. Following the instructions of his head coach Sayif Saud, Ferreira let his hands go in Round 2 until he landed a home run which shut the lights off Johnson at the 1:50 mark (via Twitter):
Ferreira returned from a 17-month layoff to snap a three-fight losing skid. The Fortis MMA fighter notched his first win since January 2020.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 224 results include:
Diego Ferreira def. Michael Johnson via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 1:50
Viacheslav Borshchev def. Hayisaer Maheshate via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:37
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Vanessa Demopoulos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gilbert Urbina def. Orion Cosce via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:55
Rodrigo Nascimento def. Ilir Latifi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chase Hooper (def. Nick Fiore via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Natalia Silva def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:58
Themba Gorimbo def. Takashi Sato via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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