For Ultimate Fighter winner Tony Ferguson he hopes the third time is the charm for UFC on Fox 3 in May.

Two opponents have now gone down as both Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares have been forced out of their slots facing Ferguson, so in steps former Ultimate Fighter finalist Michael Johnson.

The new bout was announced by UFC officials on Thursday.

Michael Johnson will fight on his second straight UFC on Fox show after last competing at the card in Chicago in January.

A member of the Blackzilian team in Florida, Johnson defeated fellow wrestler Shane Roller in a bout on the UFC on Fox 2 card, and now he steps in on short notice to square off with another Ultimate Fighter alum in May.

The UFC on Fox 3 card takes place on May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Go ahead, Michael Johnson says: Overlook him one more time at UFC 205 vs. Nurmagomedov

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

NEW YORK – This whole getting overlooked thing is becoming old hat for Michael Johnson. But if you’re sleeping on him Saturday night at UFC 205, he’s got other plans for you.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Knockout Radio LIVE: Liz Carmouche, Michael Johnson, Tim Boetsch, and Marcus Davis | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Tune in Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 pm ET, for Knockout Radio LIVE! with special guests Liz Carmouche, Michael Johnson, Tim Boetsch, and Marcus Davis. read news >>

UFC 205's Khabib Nurmagomedov: After I beat Michael Johnson, I deserve a title shot

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

NEW YORK – When undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov told his promoter he wanted to fight at UFC 205, the answer was, sure, no problem. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Bellator champ Koreshkov not bothered by Lima's injury claims, but says all fighters deal with them

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

After losing Bellator’s welterweight belt to Andrey Koreshkov last year, Douglas Lima said that, impaired by injuries, he shouldn’t even have been in the cage that night. But the current champ, it se read news >>

One to Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson | FIGHTLAND

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC ?It's finally here. Saturday night sees the UFC hold its first ever event in New York City, at Madison Square Garden no less, and is celebrating in the most appropri read news >>

UFC 205 Weigh-in Results: Champions on Weight, Gastelum-Cerrone Cancelled

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

The hopes that the UFC 205 weigh-ins would go off without a hitch were quickly blown away on Friday morning. Luckily for fight fans, all three title fights are official. Conor McGregor (154.4) and Ed read news >>

Ronda Rousey faces off with Amanda Nunes, then storms off stage

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

With all eyes on Saturday’s banner UFC 205 event, the promotion figured it would capitalize on the spotlight and pump up it’s year-end blockbuster.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 205 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Michael Johnson, calls for title shot

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

NEW YORK – For a brief moment, it looked as though Michael Johnson had found a weakness to exploit in the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, stinging him with a high-pace striking attack.Filed under: Ne read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Decimates Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 19 views

Second-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 24 fights on Saturday when he decimated sixth-ranked Michael Johnson at UFC 205. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Subs Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 25 views

Check out Khabib Nurmagomedov's submission finish of Michael Johnson in this UFC 205 Fight Highlights video. read news >>