A lightweight matchup between Michael Johnson and Myles Jury is now set for UFC 155. The bout will likely take place on either the Facebook or FX preliminary card. ESPN first reported the matchup yesterday with sources confirming the event later that day.
TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson has rebounded nicely after a 1-2 start in the UFC. Johnson extended his current winning streak to three by surviving early trouble versus Danny Castillo to earn “Knockout of the Night” at UFC on FX 5.
Myles Jury was is also a TUF veteran of both TUF 13 and TUF Live (Jury injured his knee on the opening episode of TUF 13). Jury is a perfect 10-0 professionally but did suffer a split decision loss to TUF Live finalist Al Iaquinta on the reality show (TUF bouts are considered amateur MMA).
The UFC’s yearend fight card will take place December 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 155 bill will be headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former champion Cain Velasquez.