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Michael Johnson def. Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Johnson used a vastly-improved striking game to control Tony Ferguson on the feet and take a unanimous decision victory in their Lightweight bout at UFC on Fox 3. The bout wasn't exactly full of action, but Johnson found a home for his left hand a lot more than Ferguson was able to do anything else, dropping him in the first and generally just controlling the fight.
The first round was fairly slow for the first half, with neither fighter connecting on much. Johnson looked much more relaxed, while Ferguson was forcing it and getting nowhere. Johnson was able to establish his kicking game a lot more in the second, while Ferguson still had little response. Johnson also landed a few body shots. The third started out as slowly as the first, but Johnson took over in the latter half of the round and landed his left continually. Basically, Ferguson was never really in the fight.
Johnson improved to 3-2 in the UFC with the victory, which was likely the biggest of his career. Ferguson, the TUF 13 winner, dropped his first bout in the UFC after three straight wins.