Chula Vista’s Taylor Johnson earns 1st Bellator win, submits Ed Ruth at ‘Bellator 245’ in Uncasville, Connecticut

Taylor “Tombstone” Johnson, 29, of Chula Vista, California, United States was one of the winners at “Bellator 245.” The Californian mixed martial artist earned his first victory in Bellator MMA.

Based in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bellator MMA held “Bellator 245” with eight MMA matches at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on September 11, 2020. In the sixth bout of the evening, Johnson fought Ed “EZ” Ruth, 34, of Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania, USA in the middleweight division.

It was a successful Bellator MMA debut for the Chuta Vista native. Here are the details:

  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Title: “Bellator 245
  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
  • Date: September 11, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 8



1. Brazil
  1. Lyoto Machida
  2. Rafael Carvalho
  3. Vinicius Zani
2. United States
  1. Alex Polizzi
  2. Amanda Bell
  3. Cat Zingano
  4. Ed Ruth
  5. Gabby Holloway
  6. Jack May
  7. Keith Lee
  8. Leslie Smith
  9. Peter Stanonik
  10. Phil Davis
  11. Raymond Daniels
  12. Taylor Johnson
  13. Tyrell Fortune



Johnson was comping out of his first professional MMA loss. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2016.



Fighter Taylor Johnson Ed Ruth
Fight Name Tombstone EZ
Age 29 29
Height 5’11” 5’11”
Team Chosen Few Gym, San Diego, California, USA Jackson Wink MMA, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Previous Bellator MMA bouts 0 10

Fight result

  • REFEREE: Todd Anderson
  • METHOD: Submission via Inverted Heel Hook
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:59 of Round 1

Professional MMA record after “Bellator 245”

Taylor Johnson

Rafael Carvalho

Wins 6 8
Losses 1 3
Draws 0 0
No Contests 0 0


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