UFC Live 4: Michael Johnson Dominates Edward Faaloloto, so What's Next?

Todd Seyler@toddseylerContributor IJune 26, 2011

Michael Johnson landing a solid left hook
Michael Johnson landing a solid left hook

Exhibiting patience from the opening bell, Michael "The Menace" Johnson was tactically precise with his combinations this evening during UFC Live 4 at the Consol Center in Pittsburgh. 

Arriving to the Octagon with a huge ovation from the crowd and an excellent choice in opening music with 2Pac blaring in the background, Johnson improved in his striking to dominate Edward "Falo" Faaloloto. 

Changing planes, striking angles and implementing a variety of combinations, Johnson weakened a tough Falo from the outside with excellent strikes. Also utilizing his wrestling background, The Menace was successful with some rough ground-and-pound.

Gaining the advantage in the stand-up, Johnson delivered a series of precise punches while on his feet. Seeing Faaloloto was hurt, Johnson secured the clinch, and finished the Hawaiian with damaging knees to the body and a series of excellent strikes to his head.

Continuing to rise up the UFC lightweight ladder, Johnson will definitely step up in competition for his next contest; a future matchup against Dan Bocek or a rematch with Jonathan Brookins would be a good choice for this dynamic fighter. 

Keep an eye on the evolution of this tremendously-talented lightweight competitor.

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