Unbeaten British prospect Paul Sass
(Pictured; file photo) and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12
Johnson have verbally agreed to face one another in a
lightweight matchup at
UFC Live 6 on Oct. 1 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
UFC officials on Thursday revealed the proposed bout at 155
Sass (11-0, 1-0 UFC) made his promotional debut at UFC
120 in October, when he submitted Mark Holst
with his trademark maneuver -- the triangle choke, hence the
nickname “Sassangle” -- in the first round at the O2 Arena in
London; he has secured eight of his 11 professional victories with
triangles. The 22-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt won the
Olympian MMA Championships lightweight crown prior to signing
with the UFC.
Johnson (9-5, 1-1 UFC) last appeared at UFC
Live 4 in June, when he stopped Edward
Faaloloto on first-round punches at the Consol Energy Center in
Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old Springfield Fight Club representative
has posted four wins in his last five outings, a unanimous decision
loss to Jonathan
“The Ultimate Fighter 12” Finale the lone hiccup. A gifted
athlete blessed with speed and power, Johnson has proven vulnerable
on the ground throughout his career; four of his five career
defeats have come via submission.
A welterweight bout pairing
AMA Fight Club standout Charlie
Brenneman with Anthony
Johnson will also be featured at UFC Live 6, which will air
live on the Versus network.