“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 finalist DaMarques
Johnson (Pictured) will meet former King of the Cage champion
Guymon in a preliminary welterweight matchup at UFC “Fight for
the Troops 2” on Jan. 22 at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Eleven
fights are now official for the event, which will air live on Spike
Horn protégé, Johnson has won two of his last three fights. The
28-year-old West Jordan, Utah, native last appeared in August, when
he succumbed to second-round strikes from “The Ultimate Fighter”
Season 7 alum Matt Riddle at
UFC Live 2. Johnson -- who has delivered 10 of his 11 career
victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission -- owns
notable victories over Bellator Fighting Championships veteran
Blackburn and WEC veteran Edgar Garcia.
Only one of his past 12 fights has reached the judges.
Guymon, who has never lost back-to-back bouts as a professional,
submitted to an anaconda choke from Daniel
Roberts at UFC 121 in October. Wins against “The Ultimate
Fighter” Season 11 alum Kyacey
Uscola, welterweight prospect Quinn
Mulhern and Japanese judoka Yoshiyuki
Yoshida anchor the 36-year-old Newport Beach, Calif., native’s
resume. Guymon holds a 1-2 mark inside the UFC’s Octagon.
Brenneman, 29, last fought at UFC 117 in August, when he was
victimized in a second-round TKO against the unbeaten Johny
Hendricks at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. The defeat
snapped his seven-fight winning streak. A decorated collegiate
wrestler, Brenneman attended Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania,
where he nearly achieved All-American status and punctuated his
career in 2004 with a top 12 finish nationally. The Hollidaysburg,
Pa., native defeated 2009 Dream welterweight grand prix finalist
High in his first UFC appearance in March.
Spawned by the revered Nova Uniao camp, Alves made his promotional
debut at UFC 118 in August, when he submitted to a straight armbar
Pierce at the TD Garden in Boston. The 30-year-old Brazilian
entered the match on an eight-fight winning streak. Alves holds
black belts in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Barry has not appeared since UFC 115 in June, when he submitted to
a third-round rear-naked choke from 2006 Pride Fighting
Championships open weight grand prix winner Mirko “Cro Cop”
Filipovic at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada. A potent stand-up fighter, the 31-year-old New Orleans
native has secured all five of his victories by KO or TKO, four of
them inside one round. In seven professional outings, Barry has
never gone the distance.
A cutthroat competitor, Beltran last competed at UFC 119 in
September, when he dropped a unanimous decision to “The Ultimate
Fighter” Season 10 alum Matt
Mitrione at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The
28-year-old San Diego native has delivered 10 of his 12 career wins
by KO or TKO and owns notable victories over Houston
Gracie and Tim Hague.
Having competed as both a light heavyweight and heavyweight,
Beltran has never lost consecutive fights as a professional.
A pivotal lightweight showdown between two-time title contender
Florian and the once-beaten Evan Dunham
will headline “Fight for the Troops 2.” The event will also feature
a featherweight matchup pitting Canadian striker Mark Hominick
against “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 semi-finalist George
UFC “Fight for the Troops 2”
Saturday, Jan. 22