Brian Johnston (fighter)

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Brian Johnston
Born (1968-07-28) July 28, 1968 (age 49)
Other names Fury
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 242 lb (110 kg; 17.3 st)
Fighting out of San Jose, California
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 5
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Brian Johnston
Birth name Brian Johnston
Born (1968-07-28) July 28, 1968 (age 49)
Residence San Jose, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Brian Johnston
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 246 lb (112 kg)
Debut 1997
Retired 2001

Brian Johnston (born July 28, 1968) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competed throughout the mid 1990s, most notably in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and New Japan Pro Wrestling. His effective mix of precision striking and ground fighting, as seen with other fighters such as Marco Ruas, would set the standard for what are now common traits in modern-day fighting styles. Johnston holds a black belt in Judo and was a former Golden Gloves champion.

He fought many MMA legends in their prime such as Don Frye, Mark Coleman and Ken Shamrock while competing in the UFC.

Brian suffered a massive stroke in August 2001 while in Japan prior to a fight, at 32 years of age and 3 weeks after his wedding.[1]

Initially trained by Brad Rheingans. He made his pro wrestling debut in 1997, losing to Naoya Ogawa at NJPW G1 Climax Special 1997.[2][3] Throughout his whole career Johnston was used as a tag team wrestler, teaming with such names like Don Frye, Osamu Kido, Tadao Yasuda, Dave Beneteau, and Kazuyuki Fujita. He had a notable appearance at the 1999 G1 Tag League, teaming with Takashi Iizuka.[4] After a series of concussions, he chose to retire in early 2001.[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5-6 Dan Bobish TKO (punches) UFC 14 July 27, 1997 1 2:10 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 5-5 John Renfroe Submission (choke) Strikeforce - Strike Force May 31, 1997 1 2:10 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 4-5 Kimo Leopoldo Submission (forearm choke) Ultimate Explosion April 16, 1997 1 1:43 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4-4 Dennis Reed Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge 3 February 15, 1997 1 0:48 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Loss 3-4 Pedro Otavio Submission (start of match) Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 5 January 30, 1997 1 0:00 Brazil Forfeited at the beginning of the match.
Win 3-3 Egidio Amaro da Costa Submission (punches and headbutts) Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 5 January 30, 1997 1 1:34 Brazil
Loss 2-3 Ken Shamrock Submission (forearm choke) Ultimate Ultimate 1996 December 7, 1996 1 5:48 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Loss 2-2 Mark Coleman Submission (strikes) UFC 11 August 20, 1996 1 2:20 Augusta, Georgia, United States
Win 2-1 Reza Nasri TKO (strikes) UFC 11 August 20, 1996 1 0:28 Augusta, Georgia, United States
Loss 1-1 Don Frye Submission (elbow) UFC 10 July 12, 1996 1 4:37 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 1-0 Scott Fiedler Submission (punches) UFC 10 July 12, 1996 1 2:25 Birmingham, Alabama, United States


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