Barboza vs. Johnson Set For UFC Fight Night 61


UFC Fight Night 61: Evans vs. Teixeira, which goes down February 22nd from Porto Alegre Brazil now has a co-main event!

Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson will serve as the co-main event for the card on Fox Sports 1.

Barboza will be riding a 2-fight win streak into the bout since dropping a submission loss to Donald Cerrone earlier this year. With a win over Johnson, he will look to cement his place in the lightweight divisions top 5.

Michael Johnson on the other hand is riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau, and most recently Melvin Guillard. Johnson will be looking to make the jump from #12 on the UFC’s official rankings into the top 10.

– via MMAJunkie

The lineup for the event is currently as follows:

Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira
Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson
Sam Alvey vs. Cezar Ferreira
Rustam Khabilov vs. Adriano Martins
Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland
Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley
Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger

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