Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
LAS VEGAS -- This is the WSOF live blog for Anthony Johnson vs. D.J. Linderman, a light heavyweight bout on tonight's World Series of Fighting event from the Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Johnson, who has won his past three fights, will face Linderman, who has also won his past three fights, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean is your referee. Johnson greets Linderman with a monstrous low blow of a kick just 30 seconds into the round. Linderman is back to his feet about two minutes later. Back to action. Johnson's striking is crisp. He grazes Linderman with a head kick. Linderman wades in and eats a couple punches. Johnson with a body kick. Linderman slips. Linderman with a straight left. Jonson with a low kick. Johnson goes for a single leg and gets the takedown. Midway through the round. Johnson gets in Linderman's guard. Linderman gets out, ends up on his hands and knees. Linderman with a loose coke on Johnson. Johnson lands a couple knees to the solar plexus and one to the head as Linderman gets up. Johnson claims he gets poked in the eye, Herb Dean will not allow a rest period ... and Johnson responds with a vicious one-punch knockout right to the jaw of Linderman as the latter charged in.
Anthony Johnson def. D.J. Linderman via knockout at 3:58 of round one.
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