Word on the street is that welterweight Anthony Johnson will be taking on John “Doomsday” Howard at “UFC Fight Night 21” on March 21st. The event will mark the organization’s first free broadcast on the Versus Network.
MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the 170-pound scrap, however has since been confirmed by multiple outlets.
Johnson appeared to be on a one-way ticket to a title match before he was derailed by Josh Koscheck at UFC 106. Although Johnson fought valiantly, Kos was able to impose his will and earn an impressive 2ndRound rear-naked submission.
Howard, who recently inked a new four-fight contract with the UFC, has rolled off six straight win and is perfect in his three Octagon battles. Although Howard’s current run is impressive, he has never seen an animal like Johnson before.
For now, the only other bout rumored for the event is the light heavyweight scrap between Jon Jones and Brandon Vera. That contest will most likely be the featured attraction inside the Odeum Colorado in Broomfield, Colorado.