TUF 28 alum Josh Parisian set to fight on DWCS, Aug. 18

TUF 28 alum Josh Parisian set to fight on DWCS, Aug. 18

Josh Parisian is getting another go on Dana White’s Contender Series.

The heavyweight prospect is slated to take on Chad Johnson on the third episode of the fourth season of DWCS on Aug. 18. The bout will take place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Parisian made the announcement via his Instagram page on Saturday, June 20. 


“Well, the cat’s out of the bag. I will be once again fighting on Dana White’s Contender Series for a UFC contract on August 18th against Wisconsin’s No. 1 ranked heavyweight, Chad Johnson,” Parisian said. With both of us having a ridiculous first-round finish rate, It’s safe to say it’s going to be a banger.”

In June 2018, Josh Parisian took a short notice fight on season two of the show. Parisian landed a spinning back-fist to earn the first-round knockout against Greb Rebello. 

The highlight knockout earned him a spot on season 28 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Parisian was eliminated with a second-round TKO loss to Michel Batista in the first round of the tournament.

Since then, Parisian won five of his last six bouts, including five-straight TKO finishes. 

He most recently put away Marcus Maulding at WXC 86 on Jan. 29. 

Johnson is coming off a first-round TKO win against Calyn Hill at LFA 77 in September 2019. The 33-year-old has gone past the first round once in seven professional fights.

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