Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send featherweight sluggers Michael Johnson and Artem Lobov into battle TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 27, 2018) at the UFC Fight Night 138 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, going down inside Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Johnson (18-13) holds wins over some impressive names like Tony Ferguson, Edson Barboza, and Dustin Poirier. But the TUF veteran has struggled to stay in the win column against the top names in the division, going 2-3 over the past two years with losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, and Darren Elkins. That last fight against Elkins was in his featherweight debut. In August, Johnson returned and notched his first win at 145 pounds against Andre Fili in a hard fought split decision.
Lobov (13-14-1, 1 NC) is on a two fight losing streak with defeats to Cub Swanson and Andre Fili, but hasn’t made it into the cage since October of 2017. A fight against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres at UFC 223 was cancelled due to his presence at Conor McGregor’s bus attack, and his fight with Zubaira Tukhugov was switched with weeks to go due to a similar but more serious violation on Tukhugov’s part at UFC 229.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 138 fight card TONIGHT, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” undercard bouts 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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