UFC Fight Night 24 Results: Anthony Johnson Dominates Dan Hardy En Route To Unanimous Decision

The third fight of the Spike TV broadcast is Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson. Hardy entered this welterweight (170lbs) contest looking to rebound after a loss to Carlos Condit. Johnson is coming into the bout after a long layoff, although his notorious weight issues didn't seem to affect him this time around.

The referee in charge of the fight is Josh Rosenthal.

ROUND 1 - Fighters touch gloves hesitantly to start the action. Hard inside low kick for Johnson is the first strike of the bout. Hard head kick floors Hardy and knocks him to the ground. Hardy recovers and is trying to wrestle his way to his feet and does. Single leg drive keeps Hardy on the floor. Johnson working on top now in Hardy's full guard. Johnson landing a couple of shots from top position, but nothing particularly brutal. Hardy attempts a kimura from side control, but nothing doing. 

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Johnson.

ROUND 2 - Johnson starts the round stalking Hardy. Beautifully-timed double leg puts Hardy on his back against the cage. Hardy working for a kimura again from the bottom, but eats a ton of punches to the ribs for his efforts. Hard elbow over the top from Johnson. Left hands now from Johnson all smashing Hardy's face. Referee Rosenthal stands them up and Johnson immediately goes for a single. Hardy initially stuffs it before Johnson changes the angle and sticks it.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Johnson.

ROUND 3 - Hardy attempts a takedown and is easily rebuffed by Johnson. Johnson now on top of Hardy stopping yet more kimura attempts. Hardy is able to stand, but is taken the ground again. Now Johnson has back control and Hardy is just taking punch after punch. Johnson moves to mount and in the process locks up a head and arm triangle, but Hardy recovers. Johnson maintains position and continues to ground and pound until the bell rings.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Johnson and the bout 30-27 Johnson.

UFC Fight Night 24 results: Anthony Johnson defeats Dan Hardy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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