UFC Vegas 93: Miles Johns Out-strikes Douglas Silva de Andrade

Douglas Silva de Andrade, UFC Vegas 93
Douglas Silva de Andrade, UFC Vegas 93 weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC

Brazilian UFC veteran Douglas Silva de Andrade took on Miles Johns in UFC Vegas 93’s co-main event.

At age 38, ‘DSDA’ is the oldest fighter on the card but came in to this fight having still won three of his last four in a twelve-fight UFC career. Meanwhile Miles Johns had gotten off to a 5-2 (1NC) start to his UFC career. In a stacked bantamweight division a fight between any two above average unranked fighters can be excellent. This fight certainly entertained, as Miles Johns defeated the veteran to earn his second win in a row.

The fight started patiently on both sides, with one shot at a time at most coming from the fighters. Both men landed some clean single punches on the lead and counter and the fight seemed even. Then, D Silva got to his usual big swinging combinations, landing some but also getting countered as well. Neither men separated before the end of the round.

Miles Johns started round two, landing the right hand with success and winning with composure, but could not land any of his takedown attempts. ‘D Silva’ fought back but was inaccurate and Johns seemed to land more in a striking-based round. He capped the round off by rocking de Andrade in the final minute.

Johns drew first blood in the final round but Andrade fired back and defended Johns’ takedown. The rest of the round was competitive once again but Miles’ jab and composure put him in good position to win against the wild attacks of Douglas Silva de Andrade. DSDA was not out of there though. He knocked Johns’ mouthpiece out at one point and stayed aggressive in the third round, hurting Miles Johns and perhaps stealing the round. Johns fired back, despite being wobbled, and won back respect in the final thirty seconds. When the clock reached ten seconds the pair swung it out until the final buzzer.

When the scorecards were read out, Miles Johns got the win as expected, winning on all three scorecards. In his post-fight speech an excited Johns declared, “You will have to kill me to get me out of this octagon,” before calling out Ricky Simon.

Official Result: Miles Johns def. Douglas Silva de Andrade by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)