UFC 197 is set to go down live on pay per view (PPV) March 5, 2016 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it appears as if the UFC is stacking the deck.

Headlined by a super fight between Irish superstar and featherweight champion Conor McGregor and defending lightweight boss Rafael dos Anjos, the card will also play host to the first defense of Holly Holm’s newly captured bantamweight title as she takes on former Strikeforce queen Miesha Tate.

The main attraction won’t be the only pivotal lightweight bout taking place on the card, however, as Brian Martin of the Los Angeles Daily News has reported that surging contender and No. 5-ranked Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson will meet No. 7-ranked Michael Johnson:

Ferguson has put together a super impressive seven fight win streak which includes five finishes. Coming off of an impressive submission victory over lethal striker Edson Barboza, “El Cucuy” will look to continue his journey towards a title shot.

Johnson on the other hand, was riding a four fight win streak of his own, but has recently hit some tough times. Dropping an extremely controversial split-decision loss to Beniel Dariush last August, “The Menace” was most recently seen dropping a more one sided decision loss to the returning Nate Diaz last month.

He will look to get back to his winning ways and look to take out one of the division’s hottest talents.

These two men have actually met once before as well, with Johnson scoring a unanimous decision victory back in 2012.

UFC 197 is shaping up to be one of the year’s most exciting cards. Stay tuned to LowKickMMA for all news surrounding the event as it nears closer.

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