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UFC on FOX 18: Anthony Johnson Storms Through Ryan Bader

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson quickly and violently locked up a title shot at UFC on FOX 18, by taking out Ryan Bader with ground-and-pound strikes.

Bader dove in on single leg not long into the bout, without much of a set-up, and Johnson moved to his back. After working his way out from Bader’s kimura attempt, Johnson started to bomb down punches, and the light-heavyweight was knocked out cold. The fight was over at the 1:26 mark.

The card’s co-headliner, Ben Rothwell became the first man to submit Josh Barnett in MMA competition. The heavyweight caught Barnett with a guillotine choke in round two as he went for the clinch. The vaunted grappler dropped to his back, in an effort to defend the painful looking technique, but was forced to tap.

Here are the results from UFC on FOX 18, which was hosted by Newark’s Prudential Center.

Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader via KO (punches)  R1, 1:26

Ben Rothwell def. Josh Barnett via submission (guillotine choke)  R2, 3:48

Jimmie Rivera def. Iuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bryan Barberena def. Sage Northcutt via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R2, 3:06

Tarec Saffiedine def. Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Diego Ferreira def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Rafael Natal def. Kevin Casey via TKO (punches) R3, 3:37

Wilson Reis def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alexander Yakovlev def. George Sullivan via KO (punch) R1, 3:59

Alex Caceres def. Masio Fullen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Randy Brown def. Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Levan Makashvili via Damon Jackson is declared a majority draw (27-29, 28-28-, 28-28)

Tony Martin def. Felipe Olivieri via technical submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 3:02

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