UFC Singapore: Stevie Ray blasts doubters after points win over Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson against Stevie Ray
Stevie Ray got the nod from two out of three judges

Scotland's Stevie Ray hit back at his doubters after a points decision win over Michael Johnston at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore.

A strong third round was enough for the Fifer to take the decision on two of the judges scorecards 29-28, with the third calling it a draw.

Having lost to Leonardo Santos in June, his record is now seven wins in 11.

"Everybody doubted me," said Ray. "I hope with that fight I was able to show what I'm really made of."

Ray, 29, dominated the first round, boxing well against a slugglish looking Johnson, but the second was a different story with the American upping the pace and landing some vicious shots.

The Kirkcaldy man began to take more damage in the third, but a clever takedown turned the fight in the Scotsman's favour, with a series of ground strikes proving to be the difference.

"I'm absolutely buzzing," Ray told UFC afterwards. "I'm so happy.

"He's a killer - everyone was surprised I was given this fight. I hope this fight has just changed my life.

"I want somebody in the top 15 next. I want the best in the world."

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