Joshua Van vs. Charles Johnson – Fight Preview & Analysis

Joshua Van vs. Charles Johnson fight preview

UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Joshua “The Fearless” Van will take on Charles “InnerG” Johnson in the Flyweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 59 card.

Van brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 65″ reach. In contrast, Johnson, an switch fighter, stands with a 70″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 53% striking accuracy, Van has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 9.08 per minute. On the other hand, Johnson boasts a 52% striking accuracy, landing approximately 4.48 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Joshua Van vs. Charles Johnson matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 22-year-old, Joshua Van is coming in with a 10-1-0 record. Van will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Felipe Bunes at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2 in January.

Johnson, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Joshua Van on January 13, 2024, at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Nascimento and holds a 15-6-0 record.

Joshua Van vs. Charles Johnson
22
Age
33
5′ 5″
Height
5′ 9″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
65″
Reach
70″
10-1-0
Record
15-6-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Joshua Van has a orthodox fighting stance with an 65″ reach. The 33-year-old Charles Johnson is an switch fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Joshua Van stats

→ Van’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Van lands 9.08 significant strikes per minute.
→ Van’s takedown accuracy is 42%.
→ Van’s takedown average is 1.14 per 15 minutes.
→ Van’s takedown defense is 78%.

Van comes in with 53% striking accuracy, typically landing about 9.08 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Johnson fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 4.48 significant strikes per minute. Joshua Van also has a 42% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.14 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Johnson’s 0.41 takedowns and 67% takedown accuracy.

Charles Johnson stats

→ Johnson’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Johnson lands 4.48 significant strikes per minute.
→ Johnson’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Johnson’s takedown average is 0.41 per 15 minutes.
→ Johnson’s takedown defense is 67%.

Charles spent, on average, 13:42 minutes in the Octagon, and Joshua has an average fight time of 13:10 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Joshua or Charles? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez
Date
July 13, 2024
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Matchup
Joshua Van vs. Charles Johnson

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