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UFC On Fox 12 Breakdown: Anthony Johnson Vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Andrew Ravens

UFC on Fox 12

Anthony Johnson Vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the co-main event of UFC on Fox 12 for this Saturday night. Here is the breakdown by stats of this fight:

Anthony Johnson (14-4) has 11 knockouts, and 6 decision victories in his MMA career. He is on a seven fight winning streak, In his last three fights he has beaten Andrei Arlovski via Unanimous decision back in March of 2013, then Mike Kyle via 1st Rd KO in January of this year. Finally, in his last fight, he beat Phil Davis via Unanimous decision at UFC 172. This is a very quick turn around for Johnson, but he has said in the past that he wants to fight frequently and he is certainly getting that in this fight.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) has six knockouts, 6 submissions and 9 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been in the UFC since 2009 and in his last four fights he is 2-2. He lost to Ryan Bader via Unanimous decision back in September of 2010. Another loss was by Phil Davis via Unanimous decision back in March of 2011. He got a win over Tito Ortiz via TKO in December of 2011 and then in his last fight he beat Rashad Evans via Unanimous decision in February of 2013.

Stand Up Game

Johnson has a 65% knockout rate in his MMA career compared to Nogueira, who has a 0 % rate. Johnson lands 3 strikes per minute compared to Nogueira, who has a 2.29 strike landed per minute. Johnson has a 43% striking average compared to Nogueira, who has a 33 % striking average. Nogueira takes 1.83 strikes per minute compared to Johnson, who has 1.59. Johnson has a 67% striking defense compared to Nogueira, who has 64%.

Ground Game

Believe it or not, but Johnson has a better ground game than Nogueira. Johnson has 2.62 takedown average compared to Nogueira, who has 0.79. Johnson has a 57% takedown accuracy to Nogueira, who has 44%. Also, Johnson has an 85% takedown defense compared to Nogueira, who has 65%. The only statistics that Nogueira leads in over Johnson on the ground is in submission average with 0.91 to Johnson’s 0.87.

This is a clear cut and very simple fight, Johnson should dominate this fight in all aspects of this fight.

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