Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4) was supposed to battle Mike Kyle (20-11-1) twice before it finally happened, but when the two fighters finally did climb into the decagon, it delivered fireworks, as expected.

Johnson earned his sixth consecutive victory with a thunderous knockout in the co-main event of WSOF8, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Johnson was aggressive from the opening bell, and while Kyle moved well to start, he eventually engaged in a firefight and was made to pay for the mistake. A devastating Johnson right hand put Kyle face-down on the canvas.

After the 1st round KO of Kyle, Johnson announced he’d be returning to the UFC in Feb. 2014 becoming a force to be reconned with. With four “Performance of the Night” bonus awards and the destiction of being the first man to knock Daniel Cormier down in a MMA fight, Johnson is now set to face Cormier for the light heavyweight title at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017.

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