2024 PFL 4 video: Tim Johnson gets punted in groin, recovers to finish Danilo Marques with strikes

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The fight between Tim Johnson and Danilo Marques was nuts – pun intended.

At 2024 PFL 4, Johnson (18-9) overcame a punting kick to the groin, turned the tables, and finished Marques (15-5) with punches at 3:14 of Round 1. The event took place Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The kick occurred in the opening minutes. At the point of contact, Johnson also dropped Marques, which made for a bizarre visual. Johnson utilized his time to recover, however, and did more than that. He came out with a head full of steam and dropped Marques with a right hand. He pounced and finished the fight with punches after he trapped Marques’ arm.

Johnson, who was a free agent brought in by PFL for the heavyweight season as a late replacment, notched six points in the promotion’s standings.

The up-to-the-minute 2024 PFL 4 results include:

  • Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell

  • Dakota Ditcheva vs. Chelsea Hackett

  • Denis Goltsov vs. Thiago Santos

  • Liz Carmouche vs. Kana Watanabe

  • Jena Bishop vs. Taila Santos

  • Davion Franklin vs. Oleg Popov

  • Tyrell Fortune vs. Marcelo Golm

  • Ilara Joanne vs. Shanna Young

  • Tim Johnson def. Danilo Marques via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:14

  • Juliana Velasquez def. Lisa Mauldin via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 2, 1:30

  • Sumiko Inaba def. Saray Orozco via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for 2024 PFL 4.

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