UFC officials announced the fight today via FOXSports.com.
Michael “The Menace” Johnson (16-8 MMA) was most recently seen in action at February’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over feared striker Edson Barboza. That win marked Johnson’s fourth-straight, as he had previosuly earned victories over Melvin Guillard, Gleison Tibau and Joe Lauzon respectively.
Meanwhile, Beneil Dariush (11-1 MMA) was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event in Newark, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over veteran Jim Miller. Like Johnson, Dariush is also riding a four-fight win streak, scoring wins over Tony Martin, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Daron Cruickshank during that stretch.
UFC Fight Night 74 takes place August 8 live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Glover Teixeira taking on surging contender Ovince Saint Preux.
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