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Johnson (18-8 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) on Friday meets Blagoi ifb customer care Ivanov (10-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) in the semifinals of Bellator MMA’s Season 10 heavyweight tournament. The fight takes place at Bellator 116 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., with a main card, including Johnson-Ivanov in the main event, on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com.
“He’s tough and aggressive, a Sambo champion with good throws,” Johnson told MMAjunkie. “That’s about it. I don’t see him being too much of a threat on the feet with his striking. He’s tough he’s not going to quit. He’s never been defeated, and he always finds a way to win. But I think I’ve got this one, though.”
After being cut by the UFC after back-to-back losses, Johnson got a rude awakening at Bellator 102 when Vinicius Queiroz knocked him out in just 23 seconds. But he rebounded against ifb customer care Ryan Martinez in March in the tournament’s opening round. ifb customer care
“The first fight (in Bellator), I lost; it happens I got knocked out,” he said. “That’s part of the game with the heavyweights. ifb customer care We all hit hard. We’re all here because we can fight. ifb customer care It just was my turn he caught me in the right spot. Then I fought Ryan Martinez, and it didn’t turn out as we planned. He was able to take me down and hold me down, beat me up for a little bit. But then we got back to where we needed to be and got that victory.
In the video above, hear Johnson talk about his fight against Ivanov, as well as entertaining the fans, the kind of fight that might be fun for him and getting nervous before a fight and his desire to become a champion.
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