Heavyweights with a combined 23 wins will make their Octagon debut against one another this April at UFC Fight Night 63, as officials announced Timothy Johnson vs. Shamil Abdurahimov recently.
Set for April 4, the card will take place from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, with Chad Mendes-Ricardo Lamas occupying the main event.
Johnson (8-1) has won seven in a row, including a TKO finish of Travis Wiuff recently. All of his victories have been stoppage wins, including four submissions.
Abdurahimov (15-2) has defeated the likes of Jeff Monson, Sokoudjou and Neil Grove, going 9-1 over his last 10.
Below is the current lineup:
Featherweight: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira
Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson vs. Shamil Abdurahimov