UFC officials Wednesday announced the booking, which takes place at
Vector Arena in Auckland. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass
and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between Nate
Marquardt and James Te
Matthews was chosen to join Team Australia during the inaugural
season of “TUF Nations” but was ousted from the welterweight
tournament by Olivier
Aubin-Mercier in the quarterfinal round. Minus that exhibition
loss, “The Celtic Kid” has been perfect, notching four straight
wins to begin his pro career.
Johnson has also been flawless through his nine-fight career,
finishing eight of his victims inside the distance. “Fly Boy” was
originally scheduled to return to action on June 6 against James
Moontasri under the Resurrection Fighting Alliance banner, but
the 26-year-old will instead search for his 10th straight win
against Matthews three weeks later.