UFC’s Edson Barboza to Face Fellow Contender Michael Johnson Next
By FCF Staff
The UFC’s February 22nd Fight Night has received it’s co-main event, as the promotion has announced that Edson Barboza will fight fellow, lightweight contender Michael Johnson.
UFC FN 61 will take place on that date at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Barboza (15-2) is coming off victories over Evan Dunham and most recently Bobby Green, after he was stopped by Donald Cerrone in April. The feared striker is currently ranked #6 in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Johnson (15-8), on the other hand, is riding a three fight winning streak, which includes victories over Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau and most recently, Melvin Guillard. The well rounded fighter is currently sitting in the #12 ranking.
UFC FN 61 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans.