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Edson Barboza Welcomes Michael Johnson At UFN 61

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A pair of lightweights will go to war on February 22 at UFC Fight Night 61, as Edson Barboza meets Michael Johnson.

The event takes place inside the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans meet in the main event, while Barboza-Johnson is the scheduled co-main event for the FOX Sports 1 broadcast.

Barboza (15-2) has picked up nine wins in 11 UFC bouts, including back-to-back wins since a loss to Donald Cerrone. He earned a decision victory over Bobby Green last month.

Johnson (15-8) is on a three-fight win streak. He last fought in March, earning a decision over Melvin Guillard.

The current lineup can be found below:

Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira

Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson

Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam Alvey

Lightweight: Adriano Martins vs. Rustam Khabilov

Welterweight: Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario

Lightweight: Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley

Welterweight: Santiago Pinzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland

Welterweight: Wendell Oliveira vs. TJ Waldburger

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