Mike Johnston
@MikeyJ_MMA
Mike Johnston, known as “Mikey J” around the office, is a lifelong hockey and football fan who has been at Sportsnet since 2011. Johnston writes about a wide variety of sports and, despite his peaceful demeanour, has an extensive history covering the UFC and combat sports. The 1991 Toronto Argonauts are the greatest sports team of all time, and you will not convince Johnston otherwise.
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Kelvin Gastelum overweight; bout vs. Daniel Rodriguez now set for middleweight
Mike Johnston
The UFC has changed Kelvin Gastelum vs. Daniel Rodriguez from a welterweight bout to a middleweight bout after Gastelum acknowledged his weight cut this week was an issue.
Conor McGregor out of UFC 303 with injury; Pereira vs. Prochazka 2 headlines
Mike Johnston
Chimaev out of main event; Whittaker faces Aliskerov in Saudi Arabia
Mike Johnston
Khamzat Chimaev is out of his scheduled June 22 middleweight main event with former 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker due to illness. Whittaker will instead face Ikram Aliskerov in a new headliner, UFC president Dana White announced Thursday.
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Taira faces biggest challenge of career in Perez at 100th UFC Apex event
Mike Johnston
Tatsuro Taira is 15-0 in MMA and this Saturday he takes a huge step up in competition in his first UFC main event when he meets a one-time flyweight title challenger Alex Perez who's fresh off a huge knockout win.
UFC roundup: Conor McGregor status for UFC 303 'very much in limbo'
Mike Johnston
The Ultimate Fighter 32, Episode 2: One matchup twist, one highlight finish
Mike Johnston
The second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 32 began with a twist and ended with a highlight finish.
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Dominick Reyes has new outlook after KO win: 'I'm not back, I'm better'
Mike Johnston
It had been nearly 1,700 days since Dominick Reyes last tasted victory in the UFC, but the one-time title challenger snapped a four-year and four-fight losing streak in emphatic fashion at UFC Louisville this past weekend.
Cannonier wants Imavov rematch after controversial, 'gut-wrenching' loss
Mike Johnston
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Imavov says Cannonier underestimating him; Reyes returns at UFC Louisville
Mike Johnston
The UFC lands in Louisville for the first time since 2011 when middleweight contenders Jared Cannonier and Nassourdine Imavov look to make a statement in the packed 185-pound division.