While the card still lacks a headliner, a heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s first Brazilian event of 2018.
UFC officials recently announced the addition of Luis Henrique (10-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Timothy Johnson (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) to UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place Feb. 3 at Manguerinho Gymnasium in Belem. The night’s main card airs on FS1.
Brazilian “KLB” Henrique is likely fighting for his job as he looks to snap the first two-fight losing streak of his career – a UFC 215 decision loss to Arjan Bhullar and a UFC 209 TKO defeat at the hands of Marcin Tybura. Prior to the losses, Henrique had earned back-to-back submission wins over Christian Colombo and Dmitry Smoliakov.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota-born Johnson will actually seek to avoid the first back-to-back defeats of his career as he seeks to rebound from a July loss to upstart Junior Albini. Johnson has actually alternated wins and losses thus far in his six-fight UFC run, earning wins over Daniel Omielanczuk, Tybura and Shamil Abdurakhimov and falling short against Albini, Alexander Volkov and Jared Rosholt.
With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 125 now includes:
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales
- Luis Henrique vs. Timothy Johnson
- Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Anthony Smith