UFC confirmed that two lightweights are set to do battle as top contender Tony Ferguson is set to take on Michael Johnson at UFC 197 at the MGM in Las Vegas March 5th. This card will be headlined to by UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
This will be the second meeting between the pair as Michael Johnson defeated Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 3 back in 2012.
TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson has a MMA record of 20-3 and has won four out of his last four fights. Ferguson hold notable wins over Ramsey Nijem, Yves Edwards, Gleison Tibau and Abel Trijillo. Ferguson’s most recent win was against Edson Barboza via submission D’arce Choke at the TUF 22 Finale in December of 2015.
Michael Johnson has a MMA record of 16-10 and has won 2 out of his last 4 fights in the UFC. Johnson is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 17 in December of 2015.