Benson Henderson vs Michael Johnson scheduled for TUF 21 Finale
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was searching for an opponent, and it appears that number six-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson will step up to challenge ‘Bendo’ on July 12th’s TUF 21 Finale in Florida. The venue is still being determined for this event.
Henderson (#5 ranked lightweight, 22-5) just came off an impressive win back in February, when he jumped up a weight class and defeated Brandon Thatch.
Johnson (16-8) is on an impressive four-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory coming over Edson Barboza in February’s UFC Fight Night-Bigfoot vs. Mir. With both fighters ranked so high, a win here could push them into the direction of a title shot.
The TUF 21 premiere will air on April 22 on Fox Sports 1. This season has pitted fight camps American Top Team and the Blackzilians against one another, fighting for a $500,000 reward for the winning team, and bragging rights to the best team in South Florida.