UFN New Zealand Lands Lightweight Bout

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The UFC has signed two new lightweights to compete this June at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna, as Dashon Johnson takes on Jake Matthews.

Set for June 28 from Auckland, New Zealand, the card will feature a five-round middleweight contest between Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna in the main event.

Johnson (9-0) was originally booked to fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance against James Moontasri on June 6 before signing with the UFC. He has scored back-to-back submission victoroes.

The 26-year-old Team Xplode fighter owns five career knockout wins to his credit and three total submission wins.

Matthews (4-0) hails from Australia and will be the decisive home-crowd fighter in New Zealand. The Melbourne native owns two submission and one knockout victory in his career after turning pro in 2012.

Below is the current list of fights announced to date:

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna

Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt

Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Gian Villante

Welterweight: Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes

Flyweight: Jon Delos Reyes vs. Richie Vaculik

Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Indich

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva

Lightweight: Dashon Johnson vs. Jake Matthews

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