Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Dustin Poirier has been tapped to throw down with fellow 155-pound standout Michael Johnson at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 94 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place tonight (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Poirier (20-4) has quickly established himself as a major threat in his new (old) weight class, racking up four straight wins since departing the featherweight division a little more than a year ago. Johnson (16-10), meanwhile, was on the cusp of a lightweight title shot, but "The Menace" came up short in a close fight against Beneil Dariush, then got knocked around by Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 17.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 94 fight card tonight (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
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