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Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson looking like a go for UFC 154 in Montreal

An interesting heavyweight contest is expected to be announced for UFC 154 soon, as Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson are on tap to square off.

Schaub, a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter, has suffered two consecutive defeats since winning four fights inside the Octagon. He sports a career record of 8-3.

Johnson (17-6) recently dropped his first UFC fight, falling by submission to Stefan Struve. The former Strikeforce competitor had won his first two UFC bouts.

Schaub said the fight was proposed to him by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva while appearing on MMA Junkie’s Radio show recently.

UFC 154 takes place November 17 from Montreal’s Bell Centre. Some rumored bouts for the show include UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre against interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit, and a No. 1 contender match in the division between Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann.


  • Niv says:

    Schaub better work on that ground game, because if he stands and trades with Johnson he’s going to sleep again.

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  • qat says:

    Schaub better not work on that ground game, because i wanna see both of them standing. :D

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  • stone says:

    I don’t think Schaub no longer has a chin….I see a KO coming

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  • trupert says:

    What I’d like to see is:
    Schaub vs Pat Barry and Lavar vs Dave Herman. Loser fight each other, winners fight each other. Double elimination. You lose twice, you’re out of the UFC.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Johnson by brutal ko, Brendan is much more athletic but doesnt have the chin of Lavar and he will get caught at some point.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Johnson via decapitation.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    He hasn’t really been fighting long enough for his chin to start going has he? I’m rooting for Johnson by the way, I just like the guy even though he KOed pat barry who I like even more.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Pretty similar matchup to Schaub’s last time out against Rothwell. A definite advantage for Schaub with athleticism/quickness, which allowed him to do some pretty nice work early on against Big Ben… until the end came quickly & decisively. That type of outcome seems pretty likely against Big Johnson, but with these mid-tier HWs (like the names trupert mentions above) it’s pretty much impossible to take anything for granted… each of those guys is perfectly capable of winning or losing against one another.

    It makes for pretty easy match-making, with a safe bet for entertaining fights amongst the heavies, but very few guys able to emerge from the HW pack with sustained success. Maybe that’s just the nature of the division, where that kind of size & strength means a bout’s conclusion is always just one good shot away.

    So anyway, I wouldn’t count Schaub out yet but if he does get flattened for a 3rd straight time, his options are gonna be wearing pretty thin. A drop to LHW would figure to be his best bet, but he’s another ‘tweener who might be too big for LHW and too small for HW.

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  • Big Stank says:

    Big Johnson by left hook right uppercut over and over and over again until Schaub goes timberrrrrrrrrr

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  • JabCrossHook says:

    Poor Brendan but that’s what you get when you act like you KOed a prime CroCop.

    Speaking of CC he won by left uppercut KO in K1 last week, he still got something.

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