“UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Johnson” takes place June 26th inside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UFC Fight Club members have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show this morning at 10AM ET/7AM PT via UFCFightClub.com.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, April 22nd at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
The general public will have access to the remains on Saturday, April 23rd at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
Nate Marquardt will make his welterweight debut against Anthony Johnson in the night’s featured contest.
Marquardt owns an impressive 31-10-2 resume, with 23 of his victories coming via devastating finish. He was seen last month taking a unanimous decision win over Dan Miller at UFC 128.
“I feel like I can be the best fighter at 170,” Marquardt said. “In my last fight (at middleweight), I felt really great and I noticed that I was lighter. So I think my body might be better suited for this weight class.
“Anthony Johnson is a good striker and he’s a former junior college national wrestling champion. I have a lot of respect for him in that regard. I just know that my skills are better in each area and I plan on coming out on top.”
Johnson holds a 9-3 record and has finished six of his victims before the final horns have sounded. He posted a unanimous decision win over Dan Hardy two weeks ago at “UFC Fight Night 24.”
“This is definitely the biggest fight of my career and it’s going to be against the toughest guy I’ve ever fought,” Johnson said. “At first, I was really surprised to hear that Nate was heading to welterweight. But it only adds fuel to the fire in this weight class. He is a great opponent with a lot of experience and I need to be sharper than I’ve ever been for this fight.”
Versus will broadcast the show live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here are the athletes expected to compete in the freebie fight card:
Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto
Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez
Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan
Rich Attonito vs. Matt Brown
Martin Kampmann vs. John Howard
Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft
Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
Nate Marquardt vs. Anthony Johnson