Timothy Johnson (fighter)

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Timothy Johnson
Born (1985-03-13) March 13, 1985 (age 34)
Lamberton, Minnesota, United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Weight263 lb (119 kg; 18.8 st)
Reach78 in (198 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofFargo, North Dakota, United States
TeamAcademy of Combat Arts
WrestlingNCAA Division II Wrestling[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision3
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision2
UniversityMinnesota State University Moorhead
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Timothy Johnson (born March 13, 1985)[4] is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2010, he has also competed for the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

After completing his collegiate career as a two-time All-American wrestler at Division II Minnesota State University Moorhead, Johnson made his professional mixed martial arts debut in October 2010. He competed primarily for regional organizations around his adopted home of North Dakota. He amassed a record of 7-1, finishing all of his opponents, before signing with the UFC on the heels of a first round finish of Travis Wiuff in October 2014.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Johnson made his promotional debut against Shamil Abdurakhimov on April 4, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 63.[6] He won the fight via TKO in the final seconds of the first round.[7]

Johnson next faced Jared Rosholt on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73.[8] Despite staggering and nearly finishing Rosholt with strikes in the last minute of the fight, Johnson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Johnson faced promotional newcomer Marcin Tybura on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Johnson next faced Alexander Volkov on November 19, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 99.[12] Volkov was awarded a split decision victory.[13]

Johnson faced Daniel Omielańczuk on March 18, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 107.[14] He won the back and forth fight by split decision (28–29, 30–27, and 29–28).[15]

Johnson faced promotional newcomer Júnior Albini on July 22, 2017, at UFC on Fox 25.[16] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[17]

Johnson faced Marcelo Golm on February 3, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 125.[18] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Bellator MMA[edit]

On April 13, 2018, it was revealed that Johnson had signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.[20]

Johnson made his debut against Cheick Kongo on October 13, 2018, at Bellator 208.[21] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Johnson lives in Fargo, North Dakota where he trains at the Academy of Combat Arts with coaches Dylan Spicer, Joe Trottier and Zach Thumb.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–5 Cheick Kongo KO (punches) Bellator 208 October 13, 2018 1 1:08 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 12–4 Marcelo Golm Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders February 3, 2018 3 5:00 Belém, Brazil
Loss 11–4 Júnior Albini TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 1 2:51 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 11–3 Daniel Omielańczuk Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 10–3 Alexander Volkov Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 10–2 Marcin Tybura Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 3 5:00 Zagreb, Croatia
Loss 9–2 Jared Rosholt Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux August 8, 2015 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 9–1 Shamil Abdurakhimov TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas April 4, 2015 1 4:57 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 8–1 Travis Wiuff TKO (punches) Dakota FC 19 October 25, 2014 1 3:36 Fargo, North Dakota, United States Defended the Dakota FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Kevin Asplund Submission (front choke) Beatdown at 4 Bears 11 June 7, 2014 1 2:41 New Town, North Dakota, United States Defended the Dakota FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Brett Murphy TKO (slam and punches) Dakota FC 18 April 26, 2014 2 1:17 Fargo, North Dakota, United States Defended the Dakota FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Brian Heden TKO (punches) Dakota FC 17 January 11, 2014 2 2:56 Fargo, North Dakota, United States Won the Dakota FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Scott Hough Submission (arm-triangle choke) Max Fights 18 October 26, 2013 1 4:56 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 3–1 Dean Lamb Submission (punches) Max Fights 17 March 23, 2013 1 0:34 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 2–1 Shane DeZee Submission (americana) Max Fights 16 November 17, 2012 1 0:49 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Loss 1–1 Lance Peterson Submission (kimura) Max Fights 13 March 19, 2011 2 2:52 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 1–0 Travis Wiley Submission (rear-naked choke) Max Fights 11 October 30, 2010 1 2:23 Fargo, North Dakota, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos". UFC.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tim Johnson". fightmetric.com. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Timothy Johnson - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Timothy Johnson profile". fightmetric.com.
  5. ^ Simon, Zane (2014-11-07). "Welcome to the UFC, Timothy Johnson". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  6. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-01-19). "Shamil Abdurahimov vs. Timothy Johnson official for UFC Fight Night 63". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-04-04). "UFC Fight Night 63 results: Timothy Johnson pounds out Shamil Abdurahimov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-06-04). "Heavyweights Jared Rosholt, Timothy Johnson to meet at UFC Fight Night in Nashville". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  9. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-08-08). "UFC Fight Night 73 results: Jared Rosholt survives late scare to beat Timothy Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia adds three bouts with handful of newcomers". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 results: Timothy Johnson holds on to get past newcomer Marcin Tybura". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  12. ^ Staff (2016-09-29). "-Ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov debuts with promotion vs. Timothy Johnson at UFC Fight Night 99". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  13. ^ Dann Stupp (2016-11-19). "-UFC Fight Night 99 results: Ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov edges Timothy Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  14. ^ Danny Segura (2017-01-19). "Timothy Johnson vs. Daniel Omielanczuk added to UFC Fight Night 107 in London". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-03-18). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: It wasn't pretty, but Timothy Johnson edges Daniel Omielanczuk". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  16. ^ Mark La Monica (2017-05-18). "UFC Long Island adds Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  17. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Junior Albini scores impressive knockout win in UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  18. ^ Staff (2017-12-03). "Luis Henrique vs. Timothy Johnson added to UFC Fight Night 125 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  19. ^ Andrew Pearson (2018-02-03). "-UFC Fight Night 125 results: Timothy Johnson rolls past Marcelo Golm with unanimous decision". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  20. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-04-13). "Bellator signs former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson". mmafighting.com.
  21. ^ "Cheick Kongo gets 31st Bellator/UFC booking, meets Timothy Johnson at Bellator 208". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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