The matchup was recently confirmed on the ESPN.com
event page. UFC on ESPN 2 takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in
Philadelphia on March 30 and is headlined by a lightweight bout
Barboza and Justin
Gaethje. The card will air on ESPN following early prelims on
Emmett will return to the Octagon for the first time in more than a
year following his second-round knockout loss to Jeremy
Stephens at UFC on Fox 28 in February 2018. The Team Alpha Male
representative is 4-2 during his promotional tenure, including a
notable knockout of former title challenger Ricardo
Lamas at UFC on Fox 26.
Johnson, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back triumphs over
Lobov and Andre Fili in
his last two Octagon appearances. Prior to that streak, “The Menace
had lost five of his last six UFC outings, with a knockout win
Poirier providing his only victory during that time.