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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What has changed for UFC 299 stars Sean O'Malley, Marlon Vera since first fight?
Mike Johnston
By the time Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera square off for their anticipated rematch in the UFC 299 main event, 1,300 days will have passed since they last fought one another. With the stacked card just around the corner, we look at what each bantamweight has done that led to the rematch.
Adesanya says he agreed to fight at UFC 300 but claims Du Plessis declined
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UFC Fight Night on Sportsnet: Moreno, Rodriguez lead fun return to Mexico City
Mike Johnston
The UFC returns to Mexico City this weekend with fan-friendly style matchups Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval and Yair Rodriguez vs. Brian Ortega atop the exciting 12-fight card.
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Volkanovski loss at UFC 298 a reminder how unforgiving MMA is to aging stars
Mike Johnston
UFC 298 served as a reminder the MMA gods will chew up aging fighters and spit them out with disdain regardless of past accomplishments like we saw at UFC 298 when Ilia Topuria slept long-time champ Alexander Volkanovski in brutal fashion to begin a new era at featherweight.
Topuria melts Volkanovski at UFC 298, follows similar path to title as McGregor
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Lemos edges durable Dern in UFC 298 war; Barlow thrills with knockout in debut
Mike Johnston
Amanda Lemos and Mackenzie Dern went back-and-forth in an all-Brazilian strawweight contest with Lemos getting her hand raised via unanimous decisionin the featured UFC 298 preliminary bout Saturday night at Anaheim’s Honda Center.
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Junior Tafa replaces brother one day before UFC 298 in dramatic twist
Mike Johnston
There was some last-minute drama during the official UFC 298 weigh-ins Friday as Junior Tafa replaced his older brother Justin Tafa a mere one day before the event.
Will unbeaten Topuria become latest to topple an aging champion at UFC 298?
Mike Johnston
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UFC 298 key questions: Can Costa re-emerge a contender? Is it Dvalishvili time?
Mike Johnston
UFC 298 has plenty to offer outside of a tremendous main event between Alexander Volkanovski and undefeated Ilia Topuria, including two bouts featuring former champions and several additional unbeaten fighters looking to continue ascending.