Nate Marquardt vs. Anthony Johnson Set as Main Event for UFC on Versus 4 Card


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

The UFC’s first event in Pittsburgh finally has a main event. It will feature the debut of a former middleweight title contender at welterweight.

Nate Marquardt has agreed to meet Anthony Johnson in the headline fight for the upcoming UFC on Versus 4 card set to go down on June 26 at the Consol Energy Center.

The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday, with verbal agreements in place for the June bout. The UFC later confirmed the bout, as well.

Marquardt (31-10-2) recently discussed the possibility of moving down to welterweight, and now the decision appears to have been made. A former title contender at 185 pounds, Marquardt has gone 2-2 in his last four fights. He will now face a new challenge in the welterweight division.

While he’s cutting to 170 pounds, his first opponent may make him feel like he’s still  fighting at middleweight.

Anthony Johnson (9-3) steps back into action after a successful return in March, where he dominated former title contender Dan Hardy. Johnson had been out of action for over a year dealing with knee injuries, but now gets a chance to face one of the UFC’s best in a featured bout on the UFC on Versus 4 card.

The UFC on Versus 4 show takes place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 26.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 47 views

The rematch you've been dying to see is now reality, as Antonio Silva once again tangles with Andrei Arlovski this fall in Brasilia. Your eyes aren't deceiving you - Andrei Arlovski is a UFC main event fighter in 2014. To expand further, Arlovski will face Antonio Silva in a five-round fight on September 13th in the Brazilians capital of Brasilia. MMA Fighting confirmed the news first that was first reported by Combate. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1. Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is coming of read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 60 views

The main event planned for UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City has Fight of the Night written all over it. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, owner of three straight stoppage victories, will take on the tough and dangerous Jim Miller. Cerrone and Miller are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the lightweight division. The winner may not be ready for a title shot, but he would certainly have every right to consider himself one fight away. Khabib Nurmagomedov has already made it known that he would l read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 86 views

Set to face off in the main event of tonight's (Wed., July 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 45 from Atlantic City, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller have a golden opportunity to rise to the top of the talented UFC lightweight division. How can each proven finisher pick up the huge win? Read our main event preview to find out! Tonight (July 16, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweights Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller will square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45, airing live at 9 p.m. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 106 views

The biggest rematch of the year will have to wait, as Alexander Gustafsson has been forced out of his blockbuster rematch against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 178 after sustaining a knee injury in training, promotion officials announced Wednesday. In his stead, No. 2 ranked contender Daniel Cormier will challenge Jones for the light heavyweight title. UFC 178 is expected to take place September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 116 views

Bloody Elbow presents its fight primer coverage for UFC on Fox 12: Brown vs. Lawler. Here, we look at the co-main event between Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In the co-main event of this stacked UFC on Fox show in San Jose, CA, Anthony Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) takes on PRIDE legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout. "Rumble" has been on a tear since his initial UFC release, and has seemingly found a home at 205 lbs where he can be a fears read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 1785 views

Watch the full fight video highlights for the UFC on FOX 12 co-main event between Anthony Johnson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 3593 views

Watch an Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira full fight video replay from UFC on FOX 12's co-main event above, courtesy of ESPN. More Coverage: UFC on FOX 12 results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown took place July 26, 2014 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Surging light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson (18-4) locked horns against veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6) in the night's co-main event, which aired live on FOX. Catch t read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 28 views

The main event of UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, California, didn't end in a TKO or KO as most expected, but it was still a thrilling bout. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler locked up a title shot with a unanimous-decision win over "The Immortal" Matt Brown. Lawler and Brown put on a great and ferocious show. Both men were seemingly hurt at points during the fight, but Lawler did the best work during the bout. In the co-feature, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson further proved that he is one of the premier light heav read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 50 views

Check out a photo gallery from the UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" event that took place on Sat., July 26, 2014, in San Jose, California, featuring Robbie Lawler, Matt Brown, Anthony Johnson, and so much more! read news >>