After the first round of Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos at UFC 265, which took place tonight (Sat., Aug. 7, 2021) inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Anderson limped back to the corner and said, “I’m screwed — I can’t even step backward.” And like every other corner in mixed martial arts (MMA), they sent him back out there where he gutted out another round of the fight. But, in round three, Johns finally caught dos Santos with enough heat to put him down. It was a massive left to the body followed by a right to the jaw that left dos Santos dazed and confused on the canvas.
Take a look at the ridiculous knockout here:
It was Johns’ fight for pretty much the entire 15 minutes. dos Santos, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, barely managed to even attempt any takedowns, and once Johns kicked his leg out from under him it was only a matter of time.
One has to give some credit to dos Santos though, who put on a Kris Moutinho-like performance, moving forward endlessly into the meat grinder that was Miles Johns.
The win puts Johns at 1-3 in UFC (12-1 MMA) with a two-fight knockout streak, while dos Santos drops to 1-3 in UFC (21-9 MMA).
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