Edson Barboza Meets Michael Johnson in UFC’s Return to Brazil

Written by Tom Ngo
December 28th, 2014

UFC Edson Barboza

On Sunday, a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza (pictured) and Michael Johnson was announced for the UFC’s February 22 event in Brazil.

Barboza will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. The Brazilian most recently posted a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Green in November.

Johnson, meanwhile, is perfect through his past three outings. “The Menace” has been out of action since taking a decision over former Blackzilian teammate Melvin Guillard in March.

Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil will host the festivities.

Fox Sports 1 is expected to broadcast the main card live in America.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger

Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland

Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario

Rustam Khabilov vs. Adriano Martins

Sam Alvey vs. Cezar Ferreira

Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson

Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira

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