Miles Johns
Chapo

USA

Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 3/14/2020
Possible hand injury
BantamweightUFC
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September 17, 2019
Johns has been suspended indefinitely by the British Columbia Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance for a possible left hand injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Johns got his first official UFC victory Saturday when he bested Cole Smith via unanimous decision in a debut that came just months after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series. His second act may have to be put on hold for a bit, however, as he'll need to be cleared of any serious injury should he wish to take the cage again before next March.
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Stays undefeated via split decision
BantamweightUFC
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September 14, 2019
Johns defeated Cole Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on Saturday in Vancouver.
ANALYSIS
Not much from the stat sheet jumps out here, but this was a tightly-contested matchup between two undefeated bantamweight prospects. Johns was at a big height and reach disadvantage, but when it was all said and done, won the battle of significant strikes 31 to 11. Each fighter recorded a takedown and two passes, though neither was able to take advantage of the position. Johns, 25, improves to 10-0 as a professional.
UFC debut scheduled for Vancouver
BantamweightUFC
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July 23, 2019
Johns will square off against Cole Smith in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Vancouver on Sept. 14, MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Johns earned his spot in the UFC following a victory as part of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series. He enters the bout five years younger than his opponent and possesses a one-inch reach advantage despite a four-inch height disadvantage. Five of his eight professional fights have gone the distance, while Smith has allowed just two of his seven to make it the entire way, so a longer fight may prove advantageous for Johns as he looks to continue the promising start to his career.
Earns contract on Contender Series
BantamweightUFC
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June 26, 2019
Johns defeated Richie Santiago via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and was awarded one of two UFC contracts by White after the show.
ANALYSIS
Johns came into this fight as a heavy favorite of approximately (-625), and the 25-year-old certainly looked the part. While he wasn't able to secure a finish, it was still a dominant effort in which the Kansas native put on a clinic in both striking and wrestling. He only found himself in danger once when he nearly had his back taken, but was able to escape and make Santiago's moment short-lived. Johns showed powerful combinations throughout the bout, and nearly ended things in Round 2 when a Santiago takedown attempt was met with a brisk knee. In the end, Johns was fortunate to end up an a card where there were surprisingly no finishes, so the fact this was left to the judges didn't end up working against him. After emerging relatively unscathed, it's now up to UFC brass to schedule a debut date.