Dropping down to the featherweight division and facing a tough scrapper like Fili didn’t come easy for Johnson. He struggled early in the fight against Fili but managed to land his trademark strikes and kicks with slick footwork. Fili never backing down kept pushing the pace and landed his own combinations. When the time came Fili took Johnsons back and put him in some deep trouble, but Johnson’s quick thinking made him escape. It was a close call in the third round but Johnsons striking took him ahead in the judges scorecard.
— UFC (@ufc) August 26, 2018