Joachim Christensen
Blasted by Reyes in quick KO loss
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 25, 2017
Christensen was defeated by Dominick Reyes via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday in Oklahoma City.
ANALYSIS
Just a vicious knockout. Christensen was clipped early, and when Reyes swarmed Chirstensen pushed him off. However, Reyes came running back in and drilled him with a straight left and follow up punches on the ground.
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Gains new opponent for UFC Oklahoma City
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 15, 2017
Christensen will now face Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
ANALYSIS
Christensen was slated to fight newcomer Azamat Murzakanov in Oklahoma City. However, Murzakanov has stepped down from the fight with no known explanation at this time. Christensen, who is 14-5 (1-2 UFC), is now set to square off against UFC debutant Dominick Reyes.
Quickly submitted at UFC 211
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 13, 2017
Christensen lost to Gadzhimurad Antigulov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:21 of Round 1 at UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Christensen found himself on his back shortly after the opening bell rang and he was never able to recover. Most any light heavyweight in the world would falter in a grappling contest against Antigulov and Christensen was no exception. Now 1-2 in his brief UFC career, there is no reason to keep an eye on Christensen moving forward.
To face Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC 211
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 4, 2017
Christensen will face Gadzhimurad Antigulov in a light heavyweight contest on May 13 in Dallas, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Christensen maintains a 14-4 career record (1-1 UFC). Three of his losses are by decision while his wins are split almost equally between KO/TKO, submission and decision. A small sampling shows him to prefer a stand-up style in the UFC so far, with 4.17 significant strikes landed per minute on average.
Scores TKO victory against Bojan Mihajlovic
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 15, 2017
Christensen defeated Bojan Mihajlovic via TKO (strikes) at 3:39 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Christensen showed himself to be the far better striker in this fight, getting the better of Mihajlovic in the exchanges before catching him with an uppercut that sent him to the ground. Christansen still needs defensive work, as he got hit with a few of the Serbian's winging hooks, but was able to turn in a dominant performance overall. Christiansen improves to 14-4 (1-1 in the UFC) as a result of the victory.
Drops UFC debut
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 1, 2016
Christensen lost to Henrique Da Silva via submission (armbar) at 4:43 of round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Portland, Ore.
ANALYSIS
Christensen came into the UFC riding a five-fight winning streak. That came to an end right here. He was able to participate in a back-and-forth firefight, but he was not able to catch a win. Early in the fight, he was getting beaten up on the feet by Da Silva. In the second round, Christensen scored a knockdown, but he ended up getting swept and submitted. He will need to improve to keep his spot in the UFC.