TUF 25 Finale results from last night: Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson fight recap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight heavy hitters Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje clashed last night (July 7, 2017) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On paper, this was really a perfect match up. Johnson represented the trial-by-fire UFC product; a great athlete who had both won and lost against the world’s absolute best. His record may not ever be that pretty, but Johnson had earned his No. 5 position the hard way. Meanwhile, Gaethje ran through some tough — but not world-class — fighters in his previous promotion, and he was being given the chance to continue his winning ways in the big show.

Johnson struck first, cracking his opponent with a nasty pair of left crosses. Gaethje wobbled away and threw back immediately, and both men landed. Before long, Gaethje had his foe pinned along the fence, where he landed a hard series of right hands. Just a minute in, both fighters had already absorbed some terribly hard shots.

With Johnson on the defensive, Gaethje really began chopping his opponent’s lead leg. Johnson was doing a decent job of avoiding punches, but he failed to stop the low kicks from landing. That limited his

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