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Friday, Sep 16, 2016

UFC FN 94: Dan Hardy Says Low Kicks And Wrestling Key For a Michael Johnson Win

Michael Johnson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

If Michael Johnson hopes to end the impressive, recent run of Dustin Poirier on Saturday night, Dan Hardy says the lightweight will need to rely on his low kicks and wrestling.

Johnson will face Poirier in the headliner of UFC FN 94, and will do so, as the latter is riding a four fight winning streak. In the latest UFC Tonight, the veteran fighter and commentator Hardy had this to say about Johnson’s keys to victory (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“He didn’t look comfortable in his last fight,” said Hardy, while referring to Johnson’s decision loss to Nate Diaz. “He didn’t establish a low kick game. I believe he has the speed advantage, but not the power, with his striking. He needs to establish the jab.”

“Johnson has got a lot of power in his left hand. First, he needs to throw leg kicks and chop away at the legs. Second, he’s got to use his takedown defense and keep it standing. And finally, he needs to use his footwork, stay on his feet and stay moving.”

Johnson, who is 3-2 in his last 5 fights, is currently ranked #10 in the UFC’s 155 division. Poirier is ranked #7.

UFC FN 94 will take place in Hidalgo, Texas.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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