UFC Fight Night 74 Adds Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush

UFC Fight Night 74 is set to go down on Saturday August 8th in Nashville, Tennessee, headlined by a light-heavyweight showdown between former title challenger Glover Teixeira and rising contender Ovince Saint Preux. The UFC announced today that a lightweight scrap featuring Blackzilian stand out Michael Johnson and Iranian-American Beneil Dariush has been made official for the summer card.

Johnson is riding a four fight win streak at 155 pounds, including decision wins against Melvin Guillard, Joe Lauzon and Edson Barboza, as well as a big knockout against Gleison Tibau. ‘Benny’ tasted defeated for the first time in his career against Ramsey Nijem in 2014, but has also compiled a four fight winning spree in the time since. Impressive finishes against Daron Cruickshank and Tony Martin highlight his 11-1 record.

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As far as the rankings are concerned, Johnson is the #10 and Dariush is at the back of the queue at 15th. The winner could well find themselves on the brink of a contender fight considering the state of affairs at lightweight. The Kings MMA product ‘Benny’ stands to gain more by taking out a top 10 face, but ‘The Menace’ could well get the fight with Donald Cerrone that he already turned down once.

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With the addition of Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush, here is how the UFC Fight Night 74 card is shaping up:

UFC Fight Night 74 (Nashville): Saint Preux vs. Teixeira

Saturday August 8, 2015

7:00pm EST

Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee

FOX Sports 1 / TSN / Fight Network / UFC Fight Pass

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira

Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson

Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson

Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera

Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt

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