Both Stevie Ray and Micheal Johnson badly needed a win after their bitter losses earlier this year. Micheal Johnson was now making his return to the light weight division and facing a tough striker in Ray. Right from the first round it was all Johnson who made sure to land every punch and kick he could attempt. Ray tried to take him down but Johnson just stuffed him with his elite ground defense. Johnson began to land his jab a bit more in the second round while his left cross did most of the damage to Ray’s face. Ray was denied of any take down and he only continued to eat more punches from Johnson. With a clean sweep in the second, Johnson was ahead of the scorecard. Ray realized he needed to turn the fight around and shifted the momentum in his favour. He finally got the fight to the ground and kept Johnson there for most of the time.With the final round in his favour, the judges score the fight for Ray who is now back into the win column.
— UFC (@ufc) October 26, 2019