There's some heavyweight horsepower headed to the UFC on FOX 2 fight card, as Lavar Johnson migrates from Strikeforce to challenge 265-pound scrapper Joey Beltran on the network televised special scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brought word of the heavyweight hook-up late last night.
Johnson was considered one of the top division prospects under the Strikeforce banner; however, a seven-fight win streak quickly spiraled into back-to-back losses when Shane Del Rosario and Shawn Jordan exploited the "Big" hole in his submission defense.
The heavy-handed power puncher is hoping for a fresh start inside the Octagon.
Standing in his way in Beltran, who is a mediocre 3-3 since signing with the world's largest fight promotion but puts on thrilling performances that have transcended his win/loss record to date.
Aside from Mexicuting Rolles Gracie and Tim Hague, Beltran also pounded out Aaron Rosa and has never been knocked out in 19 professional fights.
Expect fireworks in this one.
UFC on FOX 2, which will mark the promotion's second appearance on network television, will be headlined by a light heavyweight number one contender bout, as Rashad Evans and Phil Davis return from injuries to battle for the right to fight division champion Jon Jones.
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