Welterweights Anthony Johnson and John Howard are likely to square off at “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” on March 21 in Denver, Colorado, Howard announced on Thursday. The Versus-televised event is headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones.
Johnson (8-3) returned to the Octagon in late-2008 following his controversial loss to Kevin Burns and recorded three-straight knockouts of Burns, Luigi Fioravanti, and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, but had his win streak snapped by Josh Koscheck via second-round submission in November.
Howard (13-4), who recently finalized a new four-fight contract with the UFC, began his UFC career in 2009 with wins over Chris Wilson and Tamdan McCrory then came-from-behind in December to score a late-third-round KO of Dennis Hallman for his third-straight win inside the Octagon and sixth-straight overall.
Pictured: Anthony Johnson