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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Report: TUF 21 Finale Set For July 12, Benson Henderson vs. Michael Johnson in The Works

Benson Henderson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

The 21st Season of The Ultimate Fighter gets under way on Wednesday, and since it features the Florida based American Top Team and the Blackzillians, the show’s finale will take place in that state.

In a recent report from the Sun Sentinel, UFC President Dana White reported that the TUF 21 Finale will take place on July 21st, at either the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, or the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

In addition, White relayed that the promotion is hoping to book a lightweight fight between contenders Michael Johnson and Benson Henderson.

Henderson (22-5) is coming off an impressive, submission win over welterweight Brandon Thatch in February. after dropping consecutive fights to Rafale dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. The former lightweight champ is ranked #5 in the UFC’s 155 division.

Johnson (16-8), meanwhile, decisioned Edson Barboza in his last outing, and has won four straight fights. Johnson is ranked #6.

Both Johnson and Henderson have recently expressed an interested in fighting each other.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:04 am
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