UFC Results: Anthony Johnson KO's Charlie Brenneman with a Head Kick in Round 1Posted on October 1, 2011, 09:07 PM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Welterweight contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson added another TKO victory to his record, this time knocking out (or not) Charlie Brenneman with a head kick in Round 1.
Johnson opened aggressively, with Brenneman looking to set up a takedown as part of his quite predictable gameplan. When Brenneman went for the takedown, Anthony Johnson defended well with a sprawl that later helped him to maintain top position throughout the fight. Having Charlie Brenneman's back, Anthony Johnson softened up his opponent with Ground and Pound and knees to the body, but then found himself defending a gil. choke in Charlie Brenneman's guard.
However, Johnson found his way out of the choke and then back into stand up. From there, it was a quick way for Anthony Johnson to finish the fight via TKO. Charlie Brenneman dodged bullets for a few seconds, but then caught a vicious head kick that sent him flat on the canvas. Brenneman landed well on his elbows, and looked conscious - but the way he went down was enough for the referee Mario Yamasaki to stop the bout.
Anthony Johnson is now 10-3 in his MMA career, currently enjoying a two-fight winning streak.